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Muslim Women Entitled To Alimony On Divorce, Rules Supreme Court

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A bench of Justices BV Nagarathna and Justice Augustine George Masih pronounced the judgments upholding a Muslim woman's right while hearing a Muslim man's petition in the top court challenging Telangana high court's direction to pay ₹10,000 interim maintenance to his ex-wife.

The court also reportedly ruled that if, during the pendency of any application under Section 125 CrPC, a Muslim woman gets divorced, then she can take recourse to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.

"We are hereby dismissing the criminal appeal with the major conclusion that Section 125 CrPC would be applicable to all women and not just married women," Justice Nagarathna said, pronouncing the verdict, as quoted by Bar and Bench.