Karkala: Happy Ending to Sri Lankan Woman’s Woes – Husband Undertakes to Keep Both Wives

Karkala: Kafuruddin Raviyatu Rafia, a Sri Lankan woman working as a beautician in the State of Kuwait, had arrived in Karkala over a fortnight ago, in search of her husband, Mubeen Yusuf Syed, a resideent of Jodukatte Miyar.

Mubeen too was employed in Kuwait earlier, where he met Rafia. The friendship turned into love and they reportedly married according to Islamic rituals in the presence of religious teachers there.


In 2013, Mubeen came to India on the pretext of attending his sister’s marriage but did not go back to Kuwait. Instead, he reportedly got married to a woman from Kaup. Having no proper communication with Mubeen, the worried Rafia made enquiries with other Indian nationals, those from around Udupi in particular, in Kuwait in order to contact him.

With no success in that mission, she took upon herself the task of handling the situation single-handedly. She arrived in Karkala all alone and tracked down Mubeen’s house. The family refused to accept her as the officially married wife. With no option left, Rafia complained to the Karkala police.

Luckily for her, Suman Pernekar, a woman IPS police officer serving as assistant superintendent of police in Karkala subdivision who is known for her tough handling of cases, came to her rescue. She summoned Mubeen to her office and investigated the matter. Initially he is said to have denied having married her.

Since Rafia produced records of their marriage and photographs and selfie shot clicked together, the ASP gave him two or three days’ time to decide about it. Severe legal action was to follow in case of offence being proved.

Finally he is said to have to admitted to the marriage having taken place. He has also given an undertaking that he would retain both the wives. He has given a written assurance that he would look after the first wife well.

With the happy feeling of having succeeded in her mission, Rafia is said to have flown back to Kuwait.

Earlier news:

Karkala: Sri Lankan Woman Claims Having Married Man from Irvattur, Seeks Wife’s Status


  1. …..it was a more of an “Enforced Happy ending” had it not been for IPS officer Suman Pernekar.

    Sincerely hope there is an awakening among Muslims the world over by enacting laws that would protect their woman. Hit him on his pocket, the place where it hurts the most when he is trying to get out of marriage contract, and leaving your near and dear high and dry.

  2. So….a man is allowed to have two wives at the same time? Or, Is it laws applicable only to a specific community in India? I have a feeling that the illiterates on this forum don’t see anything wrong with this picture!!

    • So….a man is allowed to have two wives at the same time? Or, Is it laws applicable only to a specific community in India? I have a feeling that the illiterates on this forum don’t see anything wrong with this picture!! – Mr. ‘Know-all’ (i.e. – ALL about Murudeshwara) Rampa

      If ONLY you dropped your deader-than-a-Dodo book by Goaaalaaamaaallakara and did some serious reading, you would have realized the following:

      According to the third National Family Health Survey carried out in 2006, 2% of women reported that their husbands had more than one wife. More than the religion of the parties involved, determinant reasons were not having a child or a male child from the first wife, education and the age of first wife. It found that a polygamous Hindu was likely to have 1.77 wives, a polygamous Muslim 2.55, Christian 2.35, and Buddhist 3.41.

      Well, as you can see, you REALLY have some SERIOUS reading to do before going after certain people with the SAME brush + feathers + tar! Work out the ratios (1.77, 2.55, 2.35 and 3.41 etc) against the populace of say 82%, 14%, 2.2% etc)….. and arrive at REAL numbers. AWESOME, right? 😉

      Until then, just stop whinging.

      Btw, what does NATO and my neighbors PETO have to do with your Boddappanna printing greenbacks without proper collateral?

      • Mr. Praveen,

        How lucky is this bloke to keep two wives? He will have the best of both worlds; one of India and the other of Sri Lanka. May Almighty God bless him and may his tribe increase and prosper.

  3. So….a man is allowed to have two wives at the same time? Or, Is it laws applicable only to a specific community in India? -Atheist Mr.Original pai

    Sir,Your stern supporter of Sanatan Dharma but you don’t the vedic history of India.

    Lord Krishna apart from his eight principal wives, Krishna is described to have married several junior women, he rescued from the demon Narakasura. The Bhagavata Purana and the Harivamsa (appendix of Mahabharata) state that 16,000 women were rescued, however the Vishnu Purana and the Mahabharata differ and set the number as 16,100.

    Will you regret being ‘Atheist’ lost chance of being marrying four? Are you reconsidering your LGBT stand now?

    Jai hind

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