Polygamy

  • MP: 26-year-old man marries for the eighth time February 9, 2013

    Shahdol: A 26-year-old man from Patera Tola village in Shahdol in Madhya Pradesh married for the eighth time, deserting all his earlier wives. Umendra Prasad Mahra tied the knot recently on February 7. His sixth wife Devki Bhai Mahra had complained about him before Vandana Mandavi, a member of the Madhya...
  • China arrests legislator with 4 wives, 10 children December 16, 2012

    Beijing: Chinese authorities have arrested a legislator found to have four wives. A district official in the northern province of Shanxi said Li Junwen also had 10 children, and had been detained on suspicion of document forgery. Bigamy is a criminal offence in China, while rules restrict most couples to just...
  • Thane: Drought leads to polygamy among farmers May 11, 2012

    Thane: As the state of Maharashtra reels under a severe drought, one is seeing a strange occurrence in the district of Thane. The farmers in its villages are resorting to polygamy, so that there are more hands to fill and carry water from wells that are over two hours from...
  • Malaysia state suggests legislators wed single moms October 29, 2009

    Kuala Lumpur: Malaysian legislators in the poor conservative Muslim northeastern state of Kelantan should marry single mothers to help care for their children, a state representative suggested. The state's family and health committee Chairwoman Wan Ubaidah Omar said that legislators should be awarded prizes for increasing their "quota" of...
  • It's a sixer! Man discovers wife's six other husbands August 12, 2009

    Cairo: The police in the Egyptian resort city of Hurghada have arrested a woman on charges of polygamy, a media report said. The 25-year-old waitress was married to seven men, according to her latest husband. She met all of them in a cafe where she was employed. According to the...
  • Second wife and child man's responsibility, says court March 2, 2009

    New Delhi: In a significant order, a Lok Adalat in Delhi has ruled that even a second wife has the right to maintenance for herself and their child. The ruling came while the court heard the case of a Delhi Police constable who is accused of polygamy. The policeman had...
  • Islamic preacher with 86 wives gets court reprieve November 17, 2008

    Lagos: A Nigerian court said an 84-year-old Islamic preacher with 86 wives should be released from jail after he was held for failing to heed a call by local leaders to divorce all but four of the women, his lawyer said. The authorities in central Niger state had charged Mohammed Bello...
  • Two sisters married off to one man in Bihar January 29, 2008

    Patna:A soothsayer's prediction led a father in a Bihar village to marry off his two daughters to a man at a village temple. The groom, Sailendra Kumar alias Pintu, married two sisters - Aarti Kumari and Puja Kumari - at a Shiva temple in Phulwarisharif near Patna, on Saturday. Sailendra, in...
  • Special: Can adultery save marriages? May 19, 2007

    Why get married? For human beings, marriage is such an unnatural state. If you want monogamy, it has been said, you should marry a swan. - Quentin Crisp, The Art of Celibacy Mars-Venus, testosterone-estrogen, work husbands and wives, your space or mine… the War of the Sexes (they call it mating...
  • This man has 50 wives, 100 children November 19, 2006

    Aizawl: Sixty-four-year old Ziona is married to 50 wives, a father of over 100 children and known to his people as the head of the 'largest joint family on earth' with over 180 members at Perching on a hillock at Baktawng village, about 80 kilometre from here. However, they do not...