A 22-year-old woman in Oslo was shocked when she received her divorce papers
in the mail as she was not aware that she had been registered as married to
a Pakistani man for a year.
The 22-year-old woman was shocked when she received her divorce papers in
the mail because she had no idea that she had been registered as married to
a Pakistani man for the past year.
The woman’s wallet was stolen in Oslo three years ago. She claims the man
used her ID to arrange a fake marriage, reported the Norwegian paper
According to the divorce papers, they got married at Islamic Cultural Centre
in Oslo in November of 2002. The 22-year-old woman said she thinks the man
used a Norwegian woman as a stand-in at the actual wedding ceremony.
«I’m in shock,» the woman explained. «I have never married and I didn’t
understand what was happening.»
Imam Maulana Mehboob-ur-Rehman in the congregation said that they are very
careful that the people who get married have their papers in order and has
no idea how this could have happened. He said he thinks the man has tricked
both the woman and the congregation.
The 22-year-old is trying to get the marriage declared invalid. She has
filed a formal complaint, but the police have dropped the case because they
have not managed to locate the man in question. The woman and her lawyer
have not managed that either. The man allegedly operates with several names