Bombay HC grants divorce to Pakistani singer Adnan Sami
20.6.2012 (UNI) The Bombay high court has granted divorce to Pakistani singer, Adnan Sami, and Sabah Galadari, a citizen of UE, who got divorced for the second time since tying the knot in 2001.
Justice Roshan Dalvi granted the divorce while hearing a petition filed yesterday by Sami, challenging the order of the family court (FC), holding that the dissolution of marriage certificate produced by Galadari was invalid.
In March 2011, Galadari had approached the Darul-Qaza, an Islamic body, which granted her 'faskh-e-nikah' (annulment of marriage). Sami did not challenge this certificate of dissolution of marriage. However, Sami's counsel Vibhav Krishna said since there was no specific mention of 'meher' (alimony) in the certificate, Galadari was not entitled to the same.
In such cases where both the parties want to dissolve the marriage, the divorce should be immediately granted, observed justice Dalvi. He, however, left disputes regarding compensation and other related issues to be decided by the FC. Sami and Galadari were first married in 2001 and filed for divorce in 2004. They were remarried in 2007.
Galadari filed for divorce in 2009 and demanded over Rs 5 crore from Sami. He sought to term the second marriage as null and void, stating that Galadari did not perform the mandatory 'halala', an ancient practice in Muslim law which requires a divorced woman to be married to another man for at least six months before she remarries her first husband.
However, the High Court had upheld the 2007 marriage, after which the family court challenged Galadari's divorce petition. UNI