Delhi court tells woman to stop being a ‘parasite’

March 28, 2017 1 comment

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A family in Delhi has told the estranged wife of a local man seeking higher maintenace to get a job and not be a “parasite”. She had applied for an increase in her maintenance payments of almost 500 per cent, from 5,500 rupees per month (£67.19) to 25,000 rupees (£305.52). She had originally been awarded…

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Supreme Court Justice considers prenups

March 22, 2017 2 comments

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Supreme Court Justice Lord Wilson of Culworth raised questions about the legal validity of prenuptial agreements at an event this week. Speaking to law students at the University of Bristol, the 71 year-old Deputy President of the Supreme Court asked whether: “We have now reached the stage in which, if acting with appropriate care and…

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Pakistan approves Hindu marriages

March 21, 2017 0 comments

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The President of Pakistan has signed a bill which grants marriage rights to the country’s Hindu population. President Mamnoon Hussain gave his official assent on Sunday on the advice of his Prime Minister. It was the final step for the bill after it was approved by the Senate and the National Assembly, the two houses…

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Counselling planned for Muslim couples ‘under 21’

March 16, 2017 0 comments

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Muslim couples in Singapore below the age of 21 who apply to marry will have to attend a ‘marriage preparation’ course under planned new legislation. The Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in the Asian city state announced the measure as part of a raft of proposed amends to the the Administration of Muslim Law…

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Child marriage to be banned in New Jersey

March 15, 2017 0 comments

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New Jersey is set to become the first American state to completely outlaw child marriage. This week the state’s legislator approved a bill which would ban anyone under the age of 18 from marriage without exception. The measure passed by a 26-5 margin and will become state law once it is signed by Governor Chris…

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People marrying later reports the ONS

March 14, 2017 2 comments

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People are marrying later than ever before, the Office for National Statistics has reported. In 2014 the average age for men getting married was 37, and for women just under 35 – a distinct increase from the previous year, when the figures were 36.7 for men and 34.6 for women. This continues a largely steady…

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Iraqi MP proposes polygamy incentive

March 14, 2017 0 comments

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A female member of the Iraqi Parliament has proposed legislation which would offer men a financial incentive to marry more than one woman. Polygamy has been legal for Muslim men in the war-torn country since 1959. A man who wants to marry another woman must obtain a judge’s approval. For that he has to demonstrate…

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China to reduce marriage age?

March 13, 2017 0 comments

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The marriage age in China should be reduced to encourage people to have more children, a lawmaker insists. Huang Xihua is a member of the National People’s Congress representing Huizhou, a city in the south-eastern Guangdong province. She has proposed legislation which would lower the minimum age for marriage across the country to 18 years…

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