After several years of being
embroiled in a matrimonial dispute, the Bombay High Court
today granted divorce to Pakistani singer Adnan Sami and UAE
citizen Sabah Galadari.
Adnan had married Sabah in 2001, divorced her in 2004
and remarried her in 2007. Their relation, however, soured
again and Sabah moved the family court for divorce again in
2009 and had also filed a case under the Domestic Violence Act
Justice Roshan Dalvi today granted the estranged
couple divorce while hearing a petition filed by Adnan
challenging the order of the Family Court holding that the
dissolution of marriage certificate produced by Galadari was
invalid and hence they were still married.
In March 2011, Sabah had approached the Darul-Qaza, an
Islamic body, which granted her 'fashk-e-nikah' or 'abrogation
The family court had, however, refused to accept the
certificate following which Adnan approached the high court.
Justice Dalvi granted the divorce after observing that
both the parties are not opposing the dissolution of marriage.
In such cases, where both the parties want to dissolve
the marriage, the divorce should be immediately granted,
observed Justice Dalvi.
The court has, however, left the other disputes
regarding Meher, compensation and other domestic issues open
to be decided by the family court.