The parties were married on 20 October 2000 and had two children. By October 2010, however, the parties' marriage had become quarrelsome because, the plaintiff submitted, the defendant had been courting another woman. Problems escalated in September 2013, resulting in the parties separating for the two months leading up to the divorce proceeding.
Despite the defendant's absence from court, the court was satisfied that the plaintiff had met the evidentiary burden contained in art 39(2) of Law No. 1 of 1974. Pursuant to art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, it therefore acceded to the plaintiff's request for an irrevocable divorce (talak satu ba'in shughra) on the grounds of ongoing conflict.