2012 judgment on divorce upheld by State High Court

Srinagar, January 28: The previous verdict that gives a muslim man the  ‘unrestricted or unqualified’ powers under Islamic law to pronounce ‘talaaq’ (divorce) observed by Jammu and Kashmir High Court has been withheld.

The verdict was withheld by Justice Hasnain Masoodi while reviewing petitions against the judgment. He observed that the previous judgment was in strict conformity with the law. The power to pronounce ‘talaaq’ is not unbridled but subject to the limitations provided under Shariat law itself.

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