New wife, child not ground to deny maintenance to ex-wife in Muslim law: Karnataka High Court

The responsibility and duty owed by a person to his ex-wife are not destroyed by his contracting another marriage, the Court said

In a significant decision, the Karnataka High Court has held having a wife (from a second marriage) and begetting a child from the second marriage is not ground for a Muslim husband to justify the denial of maintenance ordered to be paid to his ex-wife/ first wife. (Ezazur Rehman vs Saira Bhanu)

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