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Islamic court allows woman to remarry

Muzaffarnagar: An Islamic court here has allowed a Muslim woman, whose husband has been missing for the last five years, to remarry after taking into consideration the Gudiya case. Wahida Begum, whose husband Imran (30) from Deoband mysteriously disappeared five years ago and could not be traced despite her best efforts, approached the Shariah court seeking permission to remarry.

Ms. Wahida, in her deposition, said she had been living with her parents ever since her husband went missing.

Plea accepted

The Shariah court accepted her plea and allowed her to remarry.

Gudiya, whom a Shariah court had allowed to remarry, faced a dilemma when her first husband returned after some years even as she was pregnant with her second husband’s baby.

She was asked by the community panchayat to leave her second husband and reunite with the first one. Gudiya later died.

In a separate ruling, the Shariah court allowed a woman Tarannum, who was divorced by her husband, to remarry after completing her iddat (four months time) period starting from the date of the verdict. — PTI

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