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butterfly
By butterfly

Woman fined for forging former husband’s sign

A QATARI woman has been fined QR1,000 for forging her ex-husband’s signature on June 25 for joining a driving school.
The 37-year-old confessed to the crime but told the court the man had told her “he did not mind her joining the school”. He later changed his mind, she said.
The man filed a police case on July 30, stating his former wife had forged his signature, less than a week after they were officially divorced. Though the man died a few days before the trial began, the public prosecutor continued with the case, the woman’s lawyer told Gulf Times.
“The woman wanted a driving licence to be able to take the children to and from school.”
The lawyer argued that the man filed the complaint with “sinister purposes”.

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By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

As I know, if he did not receive a punishment on Earth; then, in hereafter he will recive a punishment. If the wife forgave him, she would be rewarded in Heaven.

By dweller• 13 years 8 months ago.
dweller

What would happen if a man emptied the bank account of his wife on a forged signature?

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

"It's not a problem to have gender-based responsibilities as long as both sides don't feel abused.......".

Yes, & we could help the ones who feel abused to understand the importance of gender roles in the society that we live (maybe by positive reinforcement).

By lailing• 13 years 8 months ago.
lailing

yeah,yeah,yeah

what could a man do where a woman can't?

WE ARE ALL EQUAL...

By han19• 13 years 8 months ago.
han19

i am really curious to know what you have mentioned in the brackets followed by the huge simle.its not easy to tickle bbksiu.

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drive safe because someone is waiting for you at home

By lilipink• 13 years 8 months ago.
lilipink

I think you say that 'cause your a guy.

Being locked in a stereo type and forced to play a role you sometimes feel is not fulfilling can be very frustrating.

It's not a problem to have gender-based responsibilities as long as both sides don't feel abused......(only an opinion'i5tilaf elra2y la youfsid llwid kadeya')

.lili.

By ducky• 13 years 8 months ago.
ducky

hi lili...no need to feel dumb. if there weren't discrimination occuring, then the woman wouldn't have felt the need to forge documents.

By anonymous• 13 years 8 months ago.
anonymous

We have gender roles in Qatar. We are not free to do whatever we want. Every member of Qatar must know how to behave. No need for being confused about our resposibility.

By han19• 13 years 8 months ago.
han19

hey lili

dont feel sad.

you made a valid point about men. its a fact, not necessarily feminism.and ofcourse every rule sometimes enjoys exceptions.

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drive safe because someone is waiting for you at home

By lilipink• 13 years 8 months ago.
lilipink

This is totally confusing.......I feel very dumb now....(and I was already limited in intelligence to start with!)

Han ...Valid points

Ducky ....dido to you

You guys all make valid points......I think I should now take a panadol...!! .lili.

By gypsy gal• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
gypsy gal

No matter whose signature she froged.

Men too require signature from thier sponsor for joining a driving school.But for expats I dont think this is a discrimination. Husband's signature is required because he is the sponsor.I think this system should be changed.

As the women in question is Qatari,may its a different story.

By han19• 13 years 9 months ago.
han19

hi ladies,

firstly the woman is alive to tell her story but the man is dead.

wheres the other version?

we want to base our opinions on just one side of the tale?thats seems unfair.

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drive safe because someone is waiting for you at home

By anonymous• 13 years 9 months ago.
anonymous

Ducky is right

By ducky• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
ducky

Not the case you're referring to here. What the woman did was illegal and she was taken to court for it. No discrimination there. The only way it would be discrimination would be if a man would go unpunished for the same crime.

You are discussing two different things:

(a)the forgery, which is illegal and she was punished for it - not discriminatory

(b)a woman needing a man's permission to do certain things - that is discrimination since a man does not require a woman's permission.

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

If that's the case then it does seem unfair..lili.

By ducky• 13 years 9 months ago.
ducky

A woman needing a man's signature in order to have permission to drive or do other things would be considered discriminatory since a man does not need a woman's signature in order to do the same.

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

Where does it say in sharia law that a woman can't sign her own documents??

Never heard of that..lili.

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

The question in my mind is why should she need her husbands signiture in order to join a driving school?

I think men in general are totally reluctant togive up their control over women( and that's all over /im not talking abouyt this region in particular)

Men have this natural ego 'i'm the boss'complex and when i's threatened they scurry to mend it!!

(deep down i'm a feminist!)

.lili.

By ducky• 13 years 9 months ago.
ducky

If a man receives the same fines, etc, as the woman for the same crime, then it is not discrimination.

HOWEVER, if a woman were to file the same charges againts a man and no action was taken, then THAT would considered discrimination.

By randr88• 13 years 9 months ago.
randr88

If she was divorced, then her closest male relative should have signed it for her. I'm not saying it's right from a western POV but they do things by Shar'ia here.

Where was the outrage when the a brother murdered his sister is a 'honor killing' a few weeks ago? That has NOTHING to do with Shar'ia

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

So is it discrimination?

Wouldn't a man have been trailed and fined also?

Regardless of the husbands intent to inflict whatever humiliation or revenge(?) he could on his ex-wife could we truely consider the incident disrimination?(in regards to the law of the land).lili.

By ducky• 13 years 9 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
ducky

I'm not versed in the laws here so but (1) the woman forged a signature and (2) it was her ex-husband's. Based on those two facts, it was illegal.

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

How are you butterfly?

And your family?

I'm fine. I've just been swamped ever since i started working.

I really don't know what to think of the article....what is the penalty for forgory anyway?

.lili.

By butterfly• 13 years 9 months ago.
butterfly

I haven't seen you around for a whie. Hope you are well.

:)

What's your opinion?

By butterfly• 13 years 9 months ago.
butterfly

I think is pathetic that the law does not only fail to protect women, but also actively discriminates against them.

By lilipink• 13 years 9 months ago.
lilipink

So what's your opinion on the matter butterfly?.lili.

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