SRINAGAR: A court in Kashmir ordered a revenue official to quit meddling in the marital affairs of his brother and sister-in-law. The court further directed the official to pay his sister-in-law Rs 10 lakh as compensation for the harm she incurred as a result of living apart from her spouse, Hindustan Times reported.
In March 2023, Batoola Rafiq, a resident in north Kashmir’s Sopore filed a court petition against her brother-in-law Aijaz Ahmad Khuroo, a tehsildar in Drugmulla.
She had claimed in her application that Aijaz had locked her husband Zameer in his home. He would prevent him from starting a teaching career, and would not let her and her son meet him. She stated that Zameer was suffering from mental illness
Manzoor Hussain, judicial magistrate (first class), Baramulla, gave orders to release the husband of the victim Batoola Rafiq from captivity.
The mother and her son received temporary relief from the court, which also took serious note of the accusations made against Aijaz for creating a dispute in the marital life of his brother and seizing all of their assets.
The court encouraged the woman to approach the concerned revenue authorities for redressal of her grievances regarding the allegations that Aijaz has grabbed the share of her husband’s property.