The parties were married on 11 September 2015 but never had a wedding reception because, following their marriage, they both returned to their respective parents' homes. The applicant submitted that after he and the respondent's parents exchanged vows (ijab kabul) the respondent's parents left suddenly for no apparent reason. Moreover, that the respondent had taken her belongings back to her parents' home before the parties' marriage ceremony. The applicant believed, therefore, that the parties' marriage was untenable and requested that the court grant him a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i).
Despite the respondent's absence from court, the court, pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, acceded to the applicant's request on the grounds of ongoing conflict. It also acknowledged that revocable divorce is regulated in art 118 of the Compilation of Islamic Laws.