Indonesian Lawmaker's Resignation Demanded Over Text Message Divorce

by Kathy Jones on  December 9, 2012 at 6:50 PM Lifestyle News
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A lawmaker's resignation is being demanded in Indinesia following his text message divorce to a teenage girl four days after their marriage.

Aceng Fikri, 40, chief of West Java district in Garut, took Fani Oktora, 17, as his second wife in July.
 Indonesian Lawmaker's Resignation Demanded Over Text Message Divorce
Indonesian Lawmaker's Resignation Demanded Over Text Message Divorce

But he divorced her via a short SMS, alleging Oktora was not a virgin when they married as he had expected, News.com.au reports.

According to the report, students and rights activists in Garut spit and trampled on pictures of Fikri before burning them outside the local council building.

Some Muslims believe in an Islamic ritual allowing men to end a marriage by telling their wives they divorce them, the report said.

However, divorce by text message is uncommon.

Source: ANI

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