Rediff India Abroad
 Rediff India Abroad Home  |  All the sections


The Web

India Abroad

Sign up today!

Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Contact the editors
Discuss this article
Home > News > PTI

Pronouncement of 'talaq' not sufficient for divorce: Kerala HC

October 06, 2005 00:49 IST

The Kerala High Courtruled on Wednesday that mere pronouncement of 'talaq' three times, even in the presence of one's wife, was not sufficient to effect a divorce under the Muslim law.

There should be an attempt at mediation by two mediators on both the sides and, only if it ended in failure, was the husband entitled to pronounce 'talaq' to divorce his wife, a bench comprising Justice R Bhaskaran and Justice K P Balachandran said.

The judgement was delivered in a case whereinUmmer Farooq of Malappuram challenged the direction of a family court to pay maintenance to his estranged wife.

The petitioner claimed that there was a valid ground for divorce and that he was not liable to pay maintenance. However, the court did not approve of the argument.

© Copyright 2005 PTI. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PTI content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent.
Share your comments

 What do you think about the story?

Read what others have to say:

Number of User Comments: 4

Sub: triple talaq

ladies should given suffcient change and their supporters are to be councelled before triple talaq. only if all these processess prove futile , the last ...

Posted by a.chandraprakasam

Sub: Talaq not a divrce

Saying Talaq should not be a diverce We appreciate the high court judgement on humanitarian grounds. Women in Muslim community suffering a lot due to ...

Posted by Ramdas

Sub: Saying triple talaq

The ruling by Kerala HighCourt was right as there talaq will not happen simply saying the word three times. They need to live apart for ...

Posted by Fazel

Sub: Saying talaq is not enough

There comes so many judgements upholding the provisions of constitution and other laws including criminal laws. But the power mongering polticians dancing with the tunes ...

Posted by Vimalabai,chicago



Copyright 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.