ENACTMENT NO. 3 OF 1964
ADMINISTRATION OF MUSLIM LAW ENACTMENT, 1963

PART XI - OFFENCES



Section 115. Khalwat.

(1) Any male person who is found in retirement with and in suspicious proximity to any woman (whether or not professing the Muslim Religion) other than his wife or a woman whom by reason of consanguinity or affinity or fosterage he is forbidden by Muslim Law to marry, shall be guilty of Khalwat and shall be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding four months or to a fine exceeding two hundred dollars or, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars.

(2) Any female person who is found in retirement with and in suspicious proximity to any man (whether or not professing the Muslim Religion) other than her husband or a man whom by reason of consanguinity or affinity or fosterage she is forbidden by Muslim Law to marry, shall be guilty of an offence and be liable to imprisonment for a term not exceeding four months or to a fine not exceeding two hundred dollars or, in the case of a second or subsequent offence, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding four hundred dollars.

(3) The President may order that any female person found guilty of an offence under this section be committed to a home approved by the Majlis for such period (not exceeding six months) as the President may consider appropriate.




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