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After several years of being embroiled in a matrimonial dispute, the Bombay High Court today granted divorce to Pakistani singer Adnan Sami and UAE citizen Sabah Galadari.

Adnan had married Sabah in 2001, divorced her in 2004 and remarried her in 2007. Their relation, however, soured again and Sabah moved the family court for divorce again in 2009 and had also filed a case under the Domestic Violence Act against Adnan.

Justice Roshan Dalvi today granted the estranged couple divorce while hearing a petition filed by Adnan challenging the order of the Family Court holding that the dissolution of marriage certificate produced by Galadari was invalid and hence they were still married.

In March 2011, Sabah had approached the Darul-Qaza, an Islamic body, which granted her ‘fashk-e-nikah’ or ‘abrogation of marriage’.

The family court had, however, refused to accept the certificate following which Adnan approached the high court.

Justice Dalvi granted the divorce after observing that both the parties are not opposing the dissolution of marriage.

In such cases, where both the parties want to dissolve the marriage, the divorce should be immediately granted, observed Justice Dalvi.

The court has, however, left the other disputes regarding Meher, compensation and other domestic issues open to be decided by the family court.

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