Muslim women can pronounce divorce through 'Khula' only via family courts, not Shariat councils: Madras High Court 

The Court said that while Muslim women have the absolute right to pronounce unilateral divorce through Khula under the Muslim personal law, the same can be exercised only through a statutory court.
Muslim Women
Muslim Women

The Madras High Court has said that while a Muslim Woman has an inalienable right to dissolve her marriage through Khula, which is the option of pronouncing unilateral divorce under the Muslim Personal Law, such divorce decree can be granted only by a family court, and not by any private or extra judicial body such as a Shariat Council that merely represents some members of the community [Mohammed Rafi v The State].

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