Malaysian-Indian teacher to file contempt of court case against Muslim husband

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Ipoh (Malaysia), Apr. 3 (ANI): Kindergarten Malaysian Indian teacher M. Indira Gandhi, who is embroiled in a bitter custody battle with her Muslim convert husband, has said that she won't play nice anymore, and would do whatever it takes to get her youngest child back.

Last month, a Malaysian High Court had ruled that it was in the children's best interest to stay with their mother, especially since the youngest child was below seven and the older ones were under 21.

But Indira has not been able to reach her husband K. Pathmanathan, who took away their 22-month-old daughter Prasana Diksa last month.

"It does not look as if he intends to return my baby to me. I will try to fight him for contempt of court. I have waited too long to be nice," The Star Online quoted Indira Gandhi, as saying.

Pathmanathan, whose Muslim name is Mohd Ridzuan Abdullah, was earlier granted custody of the three children by the Syariah High Court.

However, his stay petition was rejected by the civil court saying that the Syariah verdict didn't imply on his wife as she had not converted to Islam.

However, the High Court has postponed its decision on her application for leave for a judicial review to quash the conversion of her three children to Islam.

The verdict is expected on April 30. (ANI)

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