Malappuram Family Court Refuses to Ratify Talaq by Regd Post

Malappuram: Amid the raging controversy on admissibility of triple talaq in the country, a family court in Muslim-dominated Malappuram district of Kerala today refused to ratify divorce by a man through a registered post five years ago.

Malappuram family court Judge Ramesh Bhai ruled out the ratification appeal by religious orator Ali Faizi Pavanna, hailing from Arikkode Oorngattil in the district, in the absence of solid reason to divorce his wife Pandarakkandi Jameela, a native of Muthuvallur.

Faizi, who had divorced his wife in 2012 through registered post, had pleaded that Jameela had approached the court seeking hike in maintenance from him prompting him to take legal course.

However, the court observed that due procedure as prescribed by the Quran was not followed by the petitioner as he had failed to produce any evidence and also failed to cite any specific reason for seeking divorce.

The court, which based its verdict on Supreme Court observation in 2012 on Shemi Aaya case in Uttar Pradesh, has found that no mediatory measures in the presence of two relatives as required were followed by the petitioner to resolve the issue. Faizi, who has a son from the first wedlock, got married thrice later.