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Coronavirus: Divorces in Sharjah drop by 50% during #StayHome period

Afkar Abdullah /Sharjah
afkarali@khaleejtimes.com Filed on June 2, 2020 | Last updated on June 2, 2020 at 07.53 pm
Coronavirus, covid19, Divorces, Sharjah, drop by 50%, during, #StayHome period,

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Even though many believed that family discords would increase during the lockdown, the cases have decreased by half.

Family disputes in Sharjah dropped by 50 per cent during the #StayHome phase, as compared to the corresponding period last year, revealed Maj-Gen Saif Al Zari Al Shamsi, Commander-in-Chief of the Sharjah Police.

He added that even though many believed that family discords would increase during the lockdown, the cases have decreased by half. The #StayHome period allowed couples to rekindle their relationship and revive the rapport with their loved ones, which they had lost due to their fast-paced lives, he underlined.

The #StayHome has also given the families a chance to go back to the days when family gathering was the most important time of the day, Al Shamsi pointed out. It brought family members closer more than even before, and the quarrels and disputes took a backseat, he added.

It has helped many couples, who earlier approached the authorities for divorce, to reconcile and drop the decision they had taken on an impulse or out of anger. The period gave the couples an opportunity to settle their issues amicably by voicing their differences and iron them out, he said. "Through reconciliation, harmony has returned to many homes."

Maj-Gen Al Shamsi added as part of the 'Reconciliation is the best way' initiative launched by the Sharjah Police in 2011, the community police have made a huge progress in solving many family disputes amicably during the Covid-19 pandemic.

afkarali@khaleejtimes.com 

Afkar Abdullah


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