Convenient conversion. Sharia Alert from Dubai, via PTI, October 19:
New Delhi, PTI: A 39-year-old woman living in Dubai was allegedly deserted by her husband who converted to Islam and married another woman.
Vibha Suri, who now lives in the United Arab Emirates city, got to know in January this year that her husband Vikram Suri had married one Wassima Khan in October 2007, only after a letter from the Indian Consulate in Egypt reached her parents in Lucknow informing them about their son-in-law’s second matrimony.
Vikram remarried in Egypt after converting to Islam.
“It has been a year now that my trauma and grief started. Vikram had violated our marriage by committing bigamy after he converted to Islam,” Vibha said over phone from Dubai.
Vibha is now fighting a legal battle at the Delhi High Court as she accuses Vikram of restricting her children from travelling outside Dubai and violating an MoU that was finalised between them in February.
“Vikram used Shariat laws in UAE courts to restrict my children’s travel outside the country. The MoU was agreed on issues relating to transferring of past financial assets and Vikram’s moving out of our house in Dubai,” she said.
Vikram, however, contested her claims. “Vibha threatened me of taking my kids away and now that I have transferred financial assets of more than Rs 11 crore in her name, she is trying to defame me,” Vikram said over phone from Dubai.
She should have moved the Dubai courts regarding the travel ban but she chose to do it in Delhi in order to delay the matter, he alleged.
Concerned over her daughters’ uneasy state of mind, Vibha rues that she received no help from women’s rights organisations and other government agencies.
“My daughters are trapped here in Dubai, I just want to take them to my parents in India,” Vibha said….