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‘Bride price’ judgment due

An important judgment that could align the law in England and Wales with sharia law in relation to 'bride price' payments is due to be handed down in the Central Family Court.

Bride price is money or property paid or promised by a groom or his family to the woman or the family of the woman he will marry.
Nazma Quraysha Brishty has brought proceedings against her former husband, former mother-in-law and former father-in-law, Maksudul, Shahinur and Izaharul Halder, to enforce payment of her bride price, which she says is worth approximately £55,000.

For a report in the Guardian, click here.