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Indian Army sacks Muslim for second marriage

The gunner had gone for the second marriage, after annulment of first marriage as it is permissible in Muslim law.

Chandigarh: Yaseen Nadaf, 29, a gunner with Medium Regiment, has been sacked for marrying twice under provisions of Para 333 of Regulation for the Army 1987, Section 20 of the Army Act (for dismissal) (alongwith Rule 17). He has been served notice twice – on 6 and 24 November 2010. Yasin has approached the Chandigarh branch of the Armed Forced Tribunal (AFT) challenging his dismissal. He claimed that his first wife had obtained Khula on June 2003 which is a recognised norm for dissolution of marriage in Islam. However, his unit did not accept the Khula Nama. He later on married in March 2009. The formal Talak Nama, as insisted by the unit, was procured on 3 January 2009.

Army rules make it binding on Muslims to obtain prior sanction for second marriage. Such sanction is granted only when the wife has deserted the husband or the wife is medically certified to be insane, or her infidelity has been proved before a court of law. Attaching the Talak Nama to his petition Yaseen Nadaf reminds the AFT that he had gone for the second marriage, after annulment of first marriage as it is permissible in Muslim law. The AFT has been adjourned till March 29.
 

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 March 2011 on page no. 18

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