The Web


 Latest News on mobile: sms NEWS to 7333

Home > News > PTI

UP rape victim to abide by Deoband fatwa

June 28, 2005 01:14 IST

A woman, who was allegedly raped by her father-in-law in Charthawal town of Uttar Pradesh, said on Monday she is ready to abide by the fatwa (edict) issued by Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband, which ruled that she could no longer live with her husband.

"Me and my husband are willing to abide by the fatwa if the Darul Uloom Muftis want us to," Imrana said.

Mufti Habibur Rehman of Darul Uloom Deoband said in a fatwa on Sunday that the Imrana's life with her husband Noor Ilahi has become untenable as per Islamic law after the alleged rape on June 3.

Reacting to the ruling, Imrana, who has been staying with her parents at Kukra village, on Sunday said she has full faith in the Shariyat.

Noor Ilahi also said he would take steps as per the fatwa.

The rape case made headlines as a local community panchayat passed a verdict that the woman should treat her husband as her son, triggering outrage among women activists.

The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board also took strong exception to the Deoband fatwa on Sunday, claiming that it was not in the light of the Quran.

Meanwhile, a local court on Monday rejected the bail plea of the accused father-in-law Ali Mohammad.

Judicial Magistrate S K Jaiswal refused to grant bail to the accused, who was arrested on June 15 and produced before a local court next day, which remanded him to 14 days judicial custody.

7333: The Latest News on Your Mobile!

© 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: 7

Sub: Shame on those so called religious scholors

it is indeed a shameful thing to hear that all those so called elder and relious heads are asking Imrana to stay with her father-in-law ...

Posted by Arshiya

Sub: Imarana's Case

One boils with anger at the silence of the Congress Party silence on the case. They set the ball rolling in the Shah Bano case ...

Posted by Anil PAnikar

Sub: UP rape victim to abide by Deoband fatwa

I don't know why a fatwa is given on the victim and it is silent on awarding the punishment to the rapist. The rapist should ...

Posted by m a aleem

Sub: !!!!!!

God save this country!

Posted by Sujay

Sub: UPrape

Are we living in barbarian times.Are they animals who can have coitus with its own sibling or anyone.Shame that they are not moving up with ...

Posted by Gopinath P G


Article Tools
Email this article
Top emailed links
Print this article
Write us a letter
Discuss this article

Copyright © 2005 India Limited. All Rights Reserved.