Muslim Man Divorces Wife For Voting For BJP Defying Village Diktat

15/04/2016 8:16 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST
A polling official makes an ink mark on the index finger of a woman before she casts her vote during the second phase of Assam state assembly elections inside a polling station on the outskirts of Gauhati, Assam state, India, Monday, April 11, 2016. (AP Photo/ Anupam Nath)

Political differences led to divorce in a village in Assam after a Muslim man separated with his wife as she decided to go against the village diktat of voting for the Congress party.

The wife, a BJP supporter, voted for the saffron party in the state assembly elections.

Dilwara Begum was divorced by her husband Ainuddin after she defied the village diktat and voted for BJP candidate Pramod Borathakur.

The bizarre incident took place in Donam Addahati village in Sonitpur district, where the village heads apparently have a strong inclination towards the Congress, said news reports quoting regional media.

In the diktat, the villagers were mandated to cast their votes for the Congress.

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