05/09/2011 02:29 pm ET | Updated Jul 09, 2011

India Divorce: Shiite Divorce By Agent Ruled Permissible

CAIRO -- An Indian court has ruled that a divorce given by a Shiite Muslim who had appointed an agent to pronounce the divorce word in Arabic on his behalf as permissible, The Times of India reported on Monday, May 9.

"Respondent Sabir Hussain has duly proved that he had obtained divorce against the appellant (Mumtaz) as prescribed under Shiite Muslim Law," District Judge Reetesh Singh said.

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