<$Susan Goodwill$>

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Man Divorces Wife in Sleep

NEW DELHI - Village elders ordered a Muslim man in eastern India to leave his wife after he accidentally divorced her in his sleep...
Aftab Ansari uttered the Urdu word for divorce, "talaq," three times in his sleep...Under Islamic law, a husband need only say "I divorce you" three times to secure a permanent end to his marriage...
The religious leaders said that before remarrying, the couple would have to be apart for at least 100 days and that the wife, Sohela, would also have to spend a night with another man and then be divorced by him.
PTI reported that the couple has been ostracized because of their refusal to abide by the decision of the village leaders.

And my Yahoo quickie horoscope of the day for Virgo: Everyone has relationship issues now and then -- you're not doing anything wrong.
Maybe the former Mrs. Ansari is a Virgo.
We at Upstaged have discussed this at length, and we think that each of the village elders should have to sleep with the local sacred bull before they are allowed to make anymore decisons. And the bull should have to decide to divorce them.