This is absolutely ridiculous. I cannot believe people actually live like this: Take a look at this story I just read on the net:
In a fit of alcohol-fuelled anger, Bihar-resident Akhtar shouted “talaq” (divorce) three times at his wife during an argument, which was overheard by neighbours.
The result? He was forcibly separated from his wife Sakina Khatoon and their children and the couple is being forced to divorce against their wishes. While Akhtar and his wife say they want to stay together and have no problems with each other, the local maulvis (Muslim clerics) have decreed them to be divorced.
“He said it in a drunker stupor. We want to stay together but the society won’t let us,” says Sakina.
“There is no question of staying together. They will be divorced instantly,” says cleric Imanul Haque Khan.
According to Islamic law, for the duo to stay man and wife, Sakina has to marry another man, stay with him for at least four months, divorce him and then marry Akhtar again.
The future of the couple’s married life will be decided by their neighbours and maulvis, who will take a call on whether the wife stays with her man or if the children can have their father back home.