The Bihar Post

Indian villager told to spend six days of a week equally with two wives and a day with mother

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PATNA: A family counselling centre in the eastern Indian state of Bihar has ordered a Muslim man to spend six days of a week equally with his two wives each wife and spare the rest one for his old, widowed mother.

The family counselling centre in Purnia district, some 350 km east of Patna, passed the order over the weekend after man’s first wife filed a written complaint alleging her husband had been passing most of the time with his second wife.

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Rakiya Khatoon alleged that her husband Abu Shama, 40, had been ignoring and torturing her right since he married another woman.

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Looking into her complaint, a five-member jury directed the man to divide his week time equally between his two wives and spend the rest one day with his mother.

“We heard both sides before arriving at the decision,” counseling centre’s founding member Swati Baishantri told the media on Sunday.

She said the order was issued taking into consideration the condition of man’s mother and his two wives. “We are happy that we have been able to save a family form being disintegrated,” she told the Gulf News adding they resolved the issue barely within two weeks and without allowing the rival parties spending not a single penny.

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