Court rules cou­ple can be buried to­gether

Gulf News - - Asia/ Philippines -

Bangladesh’s high­est court has ruled a woman who took her life four years ago is a Mus­lim and can be buried along­side her hus­band, end­ing a le­gal bat­tle over in­ter­faith mar­riage.

The court ruled last week that Hosne Ara Lazu em­braced Is­lam af­ter mar­ry­ing Hu­mayun Farid Lazu in 2013, de­spite her fam­ily’s in­sis­tence that she re­turned to Hin­duism be­fore her death. The fam­i­lies op­posed the union be­tween a Mus­lim and a Hindu.

Hu­mayun, 21, killed him­self in 2014 amid the tur­moil. But when his 18-yearold wife in­gested poi­son less than two months later, the case made na­tional head­lines as the fam­i­lies went to court over how she would be buried.

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