Kerala court rejects petition to legalise talaq sent by post

The talaq letter was sent by Ali Faizi in 2012 by registered post and his wife had not accepted it, saying he had not cited any reason for the divorce.

Published: 18th May 2017 01:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th May 2017 01:56 PM   |  A+A-

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By PTI

MALAPPURAM: A Malappuram court has rejected a man's petition to legalise the talaq declaration to his wife sent by registered post, observing that due process as per the Islamic law was not followed.

Dismissing the petition by Ali Faizi from this district yesterday, family court Judge Ramesh Bhai noted that the petitioner had failed to produce evidence of the due procedures followed for the talaq in question as per the religious law.

Citing earlier orders of the Kerala and Karnataka High courts, the judge held that according to the Holy Quran, the talaq must be for a reasonable cause and preceded by reconciliation attempts as per the Islamic law.

The petitioner sought to validate the talaq declaration to legally divorce his wife.

However, the wife argued that the talaq cannot be considered legally valid as the petitioner did not follow the procedures as specified in the Muslim law.

The talaq letter was sent by Faizi in 2012 by registered post and his wife had not accepted it, saying he had not cited any reason for the divorce.

The rejection of the talaq declaration plea by the court comes against the backdrop of the Supreme Court proceedings on triple talaq.

A five-judge Supreme Court bench, comprising judges from different religious communities, Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim, is hearing a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq,' 'nikah halala' and polygamy practices among Muslims.

The court has fixed a six-day schedule for hearing, in which three days are available for those challenging triple talaq and three days for those defending it.

The Centre had on October 7 last opposed in the apex court the practice of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.

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