Saudi Arabia canceled the “the house of obedience” article in the marriage law which grants a husband the right to force his wife to return to her home against her will.
As per the amendment in the law, the wife will no longer be forced to return to a married life she does not want.
The cancellation of the article takes into consideration the protection of a woman’s dignity and the fact that a married life should be based on mutual consent.
Okaz news website reported that the amendment leaves the wife with two choices only, either seek a separation through the court ‘Talaq’ [Divorce] in return for some of her rights or abandon her rights via ‘Khol’e’ [strip oneself of marital bond] and give back her dowry.
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