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  • Christians divorce: plea for upholding LHC decision allowing divorce without adultery charges

    LAHORE: Punjab Commission on Status of Women Chairperson Fauzia Waqar on Thursday requested the Lahore High Court to uphold an earlier decision by the court of restoring section 7 of Christian Divorce Act 1869, which enabled Christian men to divorce their spouses without using the charge of adultery...

    She further said it was against the dignity of women that men were falsely imputing the charge of adultery against their Christian...

  • Iran changes law to make divorce more difficult

    TEHRAN: Iran has changed a law to make divorce by mutual consent invalid unless couples have first undergone state-run counselling, the country’s latest move to tackle a rise in broken marriages...

    The measures, reported by media at the weekend, are contained in a new family law that a top official said would be implemented by Iran’s judiciary...

  • Zia-era change to Christian divorce law undone

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court restored on Monday a provision of the Christian Divorce Act, 1869, enabling men to divorce their wives in a dignified manner...

    Section 7 of the Act had been expunged through an ordinance by former military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq in 1981, leaving no ground for Christian men to divorce their wives except on adultery charges...

  • LHC reserves ruling on Christian divorce law after leaders oppose changes

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday reserved judgement on a petition seeking an amendment to the Christian Divorce Act, 1869 after federal Minister for Human Rights Senator Kamran Michael said religious injunctions could not be changed to serve fundamental human rights...

    He said the Bible had already prescribed a procedure for divorce involving a Christian couple...

  • Modi wades into political battle over Muslim divorce law

    NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday waded into a controversy over a Muslim divorce law he said was destroying women’s lives, drawing criticism from rivals that he was fishing for minority votes in a major state election next year...

    Modi criticised the so-called “triple talaq”, that allows a Muslim man to part from his wife by saying “I divorce you” three times, in a speech in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh,...

  • Petition seeks divorce under restored Christian law

    ISLAMABAD: A Christian woman has filed a petition before the Islamabad High Court (IHC) seeking the dissolution of her marriage under section 7 of the Christian Divorce Act, which was suspended by the Ziaul Haq regime and restored by the Lahore High Court (LHC) in June 2017...

    Section 7 states that a Pakistani court must in Christian matrimonial and divorce cases must follow English law, where divorce is possible, unlike the Christian...

  • Divorce in Pakistan on the rise due to gas loadshedding, MNA claims

    Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) MNA Tahira Aurangzeb told the National Assembly on Tuesday that gas loadshedding is one of the leading causes behind the rising number of divorces in Pakistan...

    Aurangzeb questioned the government about progress on the multi-billion-dollar Iran-Pakistan (IP) gas pipeline project and demanded the house be updated on it...

  • India's top court rules instant 'triple talaq' divorce unconstitutional

    India's top court on Tuesday struck down the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly by a 3:2 majority, deeming it "unconstitutional"...

    The Supreme Court (SC) ruled that the practice of “triple talaq”, whereby Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, was both unconstitutional and un-Islamic...

  • Police arrest suspects in Multan panchayat 'forced divorce' case

    Two suspects have been arrested in the 'forced divorce' case in which a panchayat ordered a man to sign divorce papers on gunpoint, said City Police Officer (CPO) Multan, Chaudhary Saleem, on Wednesday...

    The case came to light on Tuesday when the couple — Uzma Batool and Mohammad Adnan — moved the Lahore High Court for protection from the members of a panchayat — comprising their family members — who had allegedly forced Adnan to...

  • Indian woman wins divorce over lack of toilet

    An Indian court has given a woman permission to divorce her husband because their home did not have a toilet, forcing her to seek relief outdoors...

    Divorce is only granted in India if proof such as cruelty, violence or undue financial demands are shown in court...

  • UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

    The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces “divorce” from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television...

    “It would be wiser that (Qatar) deal seriously with the demands and concerns of the neighbours or a divorce will take place,” he wrote on Twitter...

  • Christians can file for divorce sans adultery allegation

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Monday allowed a petition challenging a provision of the Christian Divorce Act 1869, which requires a Christian couple to use allegation of adultery for dissolution of marriage...

    The chief justice said the court restored section 7 of the Christian Divorce Act 1869 enabling the couples to approach a court of law for dissolution of marriage on ordinary grounds...

  • Indian top court examines Muslim instant divorce

    NEW DELHI: India’s highest court on Thursday began considering the legality of a controversial Islamic practice that allows men to leave their wives instantly by reciting the word “divorce” three times...

    “We told the court that the practice has no basis in the law or in the Quran,” said Balaji Srinivasan, a lawyer for Shayara Bano whose husband split from her by writing “divorce” three times on a piece of paper...

  • Plea to restore Section 7 of Christian Divorce Act

    LAHORE: The Lahore High Court on Wednesday issued notices to federal and Punjab governments on a petition seeking restoration of Section 7 of the Christian Divorce Act 1869 earlier omitted through an ordinance promulgated by then military ruler Gen Ziaul Haq in 1981...

    The judge also issued notices to Bishop of Pakistan Alexander John Malik and Lahore Bishop Irfan Jamil on the petition filed by a Christian man, Amin Masih...

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