Mar 28, 2006

Man accidentally divorces wife in sleep

March 28, 2006

NEW DELHI --Village elders ordered a Muslim man in eastern India to leave his wife after he accidentally divorced her in his sleep, a news report said Tuesday.

Aftab Ansari uttered the Urdu word for divorce, "talaq," three times in his sleep, prompting his worried wife to discuss the matter with her friends, according to the Press Trust of India news agency.

Under Islamic law, a husband need only say "I divorce you" three times to secure a permanent end to his marriage.

Muslim leaders in the couple's village in West Bengal state found out and decreed that Ansari's unconscious utterances constituted a divorce, PTI reported.

But 30-year-old Ansari said he had no intention of leaving his wife of 11 years.

"I have not given talaq. When I uttered talaq three times I had taken medicines to help me sleep," he was quoted as saying in the report.

The religious leaders said that before remarrying, the couple would have to be apart for at least 100 days and that the wife, Sohela, would also have to spend a night with another man and then be divorced by him.

PTI reported that the couple has been ostracized because of their refusal to abide by the decision of the village leaders.


100 days and another man? No wonder the Pat Robertsons of the world hate these people.

4 Comments:

At 29.3.06, Blogger Arun Jain said...

This is mockery of relgious sentiments and the law of word in itself...Why a man who never intends to divorce his wife be forced to divorce and on the top of it the wife be compulsoraly required to sleep with other man before remarrying....

Its a sheer mockery of manhood and bluntly reflects the ideology behind forcing ones opinion on others...
WHERE ARE YOU MY HONORABLE JUDGES OF HIGH COURT AND SUPREME COURT....ITS HIGH TIME YOU NEED TO THESE THESE.....A LESSON

 
At 29.3.06, Blogger Chuckles said...

Wow. arun jain is even nuttier than the events in India.

 
At 30.3.06, Blogger mdhatter said...

yeah, but i really like the intensity.

 
At 30.3.06, Blogger Arun Jain said...

Frens....its not INDIA......its just these shameless people.....who do it for the sake of enforcing the pseudo power, self assumed. It shows the level of their concern for their fellow being....forget about the world at large....Its just these nuts - rather weeds that need to be eradicated from the humane society.

Arun

 

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