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HC pats Muslim NGO working for matrimonial problems

Posted on Feb 05, 02:44PM | UNI

Mumbai, Feb 4 : The Bombay High Court has praised a Muslim NGO from Bhendi Bazaar area of south Mumbai for their contribution to solving matrimonial disputes.

The court in its recent order, while appreciating the work of NGO, suggested that its panel of members should be appointed as mediators in the high court or other courts, so that their work gets recognition and authenticity.

The NGO, Public Complaint Centre, was started in 1986 by a trust called Bombay Social Service and sine then, it has been meeting every Friday evening to attend to grievances of the public in the area.

A division bench of Justices Abhay Oka and A P Bhangale, in their order, passed after going through the reports submitted by the Pydhonie police on the working of the association, said 'The institution is doing good work, especially in the matter of matrimonial disputes which deserves to be appreciated.'

The court had, while disposing of a petition filed by one Sohel Azad seeking discharge from the alleged harassment case registered against him by his wife, called for the report from the police.

The petitioner had in the court cited the settlement entered into between the couple before the Public Complaint Centre as per sharia law. The court while accepting the settlement had called for a report.

The NGO is headed by social activist, Yusuf Maniar, while its members are Islamic scholars.