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Egyptian woman in legal test of SMS divorce


post from textually.org

An Egyptian woman is seeking clarification from a court on whether her husband’s declaration of divorce by text message is legally valid, a state-run newpsaper reported on Thursday. The AFP reports.

“After missing a call from her husband on her mobile phone, Iqbal Abul Nasr received a text message from him saying “I divorce you because you didn’t answer your husband,” Al-Akhbar said.

It was the third time Abul Nasr, an engineer from Cairo, received a divorce text message from her husband, prompting her to seek a legal decision from the a family court on the status of her marriage.

If the court declares the couple divorced, it would be the first reported case of divorce by SMS in Egypt.

The subject of divorce by SMS has been highly debated across the Muslim world and some Islamic countries like Malaysia have banned the practice.”

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