India bans ‘triple talaq’ divorce

August 23, 2017 0 comments

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The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that the ‘triple talaq’ divorce is unconstitutional. The so-called ‘instant divorce’ developed out of the Islamic tradition of verbal divorce. In order to bring his marriage to an end, a husband just has to declare his intention to divorce three times. Usually these declarations are made over a period…

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Saudis worry over trivial divorce

August 22, 2017 1 comment

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Government officials in Saudi Arabia have grown increasingly concerned by a surge in divorce for trivial reasons. Humood Al Shimmari is a registrar authorised to conduct marriages. Speaking to Saudi daily Al Watan (the Homeland), he said he saw more and more Saudi men making unilateral decisions to divorce their wives for a variety of…

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Woman granted divorce over lack of indoor toilet

August 21, 2017 2 comments

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An Indian woman has been granted a divorce from her husband after he refused to install a toilet in the marital home. The woman, 24, had been forced to use fields close to their home in a village near the city of Bhilwara, the Times of India reports. The couple were married for five years…

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Indian husbands divorcing wives for ‘mental illness’

August 20, 2017 0 comments

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An increasing number of Indian husbands claim their wives are mentally ill in order gain the upper hand in divorce, The Deccan Chronicle reports. Lawyers in the central Indian city of Hyderabad say claims of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder are now are now the most common reasons cited by men seeking divorce. Under Indian law…

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Zambian husband missed work to conceive child

August 16, 2017 1 comment

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A man from the city of Kitwe in central Zambia repeatedly absconded from work to have sex with his wife, a divorce court has heard. The wife, who at 40 is four years older than her husband, told a local magistrates court that he had sometimes come home to see her multiple times a day….

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Visiting friends ‘not grounds for divorce’

August 12, 2017 0 comments

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An Indian husband has been denied a divorce on the grounds that his wife visited her friends and parents too frequently. The man had claimed her frequent absences constituted marital cruelty but this argument was rejected by the Mumbai High Court sitting in Nagpur, a major city in the central state of Maharashtra. Justices Vasanti…

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Supreme Court to hear defended divorce dispute

August 8, 2017 1 comment

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A woman in her 60s has been granted permission to appeal her bitter divorce dispute at the Supreme Court. Last year Tini Owens was refused a divorce from Hugh, her husband of no less than 35 years. Unusually he decided to defend her application, and even more unusually the Judge ruled in his favour, claiming…

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Indian judge complains of spiralling divorce rate

August 7, 2017 0 comments

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A family judge in the central Indian city of Vijayawada has complained of spiralling divorce rates. The so-called Additional Family Court in Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh, sees an average of 10 to 15 new applications for divorce or legal separation every single day. Meanwhile the city’s Principal Family Court currently more than 500 pending divorce cases…

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