The parties were married on 29 September 2003 and had two children. Since 2013, however, the parties had begun to quarrel regularly after the respondent had had an extra-marital affair and then married the other man. Problems escalated and, on 24 September 2014, the respondent left the parties' matrimonial home. As a result, the applicant believed divorce was the only feasible option.
Despite having been summonsed, pursuant to art 26 of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 138 of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, the respondent failed to attend court. Citing Surat Al-Baqarah verse 227 from the Qur'an, as well as art 39 of Law No. 1 of 1974 on Marriage, art 19(f) of Government Regulation No. 9 of 1975, and art 116(f) of the Compilation of Islamic Laws, the court acceded to the applicant's request for a revocable divorce (talak satu raj'i) on the grounds of ongoing conflict between the parties.