ANKARA: Divorce charges in Saudi Arabia have elevated by 30% throughout the lockdown interval enforced by the coronavirus or Covid-19 pandemic, reported the Dubai-based English language newspaper Gulf Information quoting the Saudi Justice Ministry.
The paper stated the speed of divorce has elevated in comparison with the identical interval final 12 months.
Nonetheless, throughout the lockdown interval, 13,000 folks additionally tied nuptial knots a rise of 5% in comparison with the identical interval within the earlier 12 months.
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The ministry additionally knowledgeable that as many as 7,482 requests of divorce and Khula – a process in Islam which permits a girl to divorce her husband – have been lodged.
In line with the newspaper, some Saudi working girls together with medical doctors, citied secret marriages of their spouses as causes for in search of a divorce.
Apparently, the preventive measures taken to stem the unfold of the coronavirus together with imposing lockdown – contributed to serving to girls to uncover the key marriage of their husbands.