Man sends ‘talaq’ by registered post, Kerala court says it has not legal validity

May 18, 2017, 3:11 pm
Man sends ‘talaq’ by registered post, Kerala court says it has not legal validity
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Man sends ‘talaq’ by registered post, Kerala court says it has not legal validity

Man sends ‘talaq’ by registered post, Kerala court says it has not legal validity

Amid the raging debate in the country over the triple talaq practice, a family court in Kerala on Wednesday denied divorce to a petitioner seeking legal validity for his “talaq” sent through a registered post.

Ali Faizi, a resident of Malappuram, had moved the family court seeking legal validity for talaq. He had sent the "talaq" to his wife in 2012. She did not accept the letter sent through registered post. Court, however, had observed due procedure as prescribed by the Quran was not followed by the petitioner. It said the petitioner failed to produce any evidence of him going through due procedure of the talaq and also failed to cite any specific reason for seeking the divorce, reported Hindustan Times.

The court citing earlier orders of the Kerala and Karnataka high courts held that there should be a reasonable cause for talaq.

The Supreme Court is currently hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the Muslim practices of polygamy, nikah halala and triple talaq.

Several Muslim women moved the court saying the practice is discriminatory, against gender justice and dignity of women.