Aceh Shari'a Court Decision No. 54 of 2009

The appellant sought to challenge the decision of the Lhokseumawe Shari'a Court (lower court), which had granted the respondent an irrevocable divorce (thalak satu ba'in sughra).

The Court concurred with the lower court's decision, citing the fact that mediation had failed to reconcile the parties' differences, along with the parties' history of continuous quarrelling and separate living arrangements. The Court found that a sufficient reason for divorce had been established, as required under art 39(1) and (2) of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, as well as art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, in conjunction with art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, that being ongoing conflict.

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