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Muslim woman can ask for alimony from husband after divorce: Supreme Court

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In a vital determination on Wednesday, the Supreme Court docket stated {that a} Muslim lady is entitled to upkeep from her husband below Section 125 of the Code of Felony Process (CrPC).

A bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Augustine George Masih dismissed the plea of ​​a person named Mohammed Abdul Samad, who had filed a plea in opposition to the path to grant interim upkeep to his divorced spouse below Section 125 CrPC.

The court docket stated that the Muslim Girls (Safety of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986 won’t override secular regulation.

The bench additionally dominated that if the girl is divorced throughout the pendency of the applying, she will be able to resort to the 2019 Act. The 2019 Act gives treatments along with the treatment below Section 125 CrPC.

Justice Nagarathna stated, "We are dismissing the criminal appeal with the conclusion that Section 125 CrPC will apply to all women and not only married women."

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