Divorce becoming a daily business these days, couples have the weirdest of the reasons to break up from the marital bond, In such a bizarre incident, a Saudi man divorced his wife for the silliest of the excuse because she walked ahead of him, though he repeatedly warned her never to repeat it again.
Though the man, who has not been identified, had earlier on many occasions warned his wife to stay a step behind him while walking but she ignored his warnings and walked ahead of him which lead to the infuriated husband to divorce his wife, The Gulf News quoted the Saudi daily Al Watan as saying.
- In another incident a wife was divorced because she forgot to put the sheep head which is the main part of the dinner during a feast hosted by the husband for his friends. The woman claim that after his friends left, he embarrassed her for forgetting the ‘sheep head’ and immediately divorced her.
- In another incident a man divorced his wife during the romantic honeymoon days as the woman wore foot bangles.
Humood Al Shimmari, an official who conducts marriages, explained that the rate of divorces in the highly religious, patriarchal country, restricting women to the household increased tremendously.
He said that while there are many reasons including evolving views towards traditions and social norms, modern technology was the key culprit.
Lateefa Hamid, a social consultant in Saudi Arabia, said: "Families should educate their young men and women and encourage them to engage in psychological, social and religious awareness and education programmes that will protect future spouses from family problems".