The husband in question had uttered the word "divorce" or Talaq three times in his sleep. According to the local Muslim
(mis)leaders of that particular village, the sleepy utterances are enough to dissolve their marriage.
Perhaps husbands in India will go to bed wearing a mouth covering from now on?...Unless of course they really wanna get divorced. If that's the case they simply have to say; "meri jaan (my dear), I didn't mean what I said but, the Molvis (imams) said that we are divorced and we have to follow what they say".
The interesting thing in this case was that the wife herself said she heard him utter the words three times in his sleep.
"Allah himself has joined us," Aftab said, according to an official at the center. "My wife may have mistakenly heard me shouting talaq. I don't remember uttering it."
Tsk Tsk, poor Aftab. Amnesia can be such a tough thing.
However Zafaryab Jilani, of the influential All India Muslim Personal Law Board, has said the pronouncement of talaq must be intentional.
Duh! Once again the Muslim (mis)leaders forgot the whole "Action is based on intention" part. My my, must have slipped their minds.