"There is not a woman on earth who would be totally comfortable with it," he said. Khalid Mahmood, the MP for Perry Barr who is Muslim himself, branded the venture "stupid"and warned that women entering a polygamous relationship are waving away financial rights usually attached to a marriage.
He told the newspaper: "It puts a person in huge peril because they are not allowed to claim, as a partner, on his estate.
The app received polarized reviews on Google Play Store after it caused a stir in Indonesia, a Muslim-majority country where polygamy remains a divisive topic even if religious courts allow polygamous relationships—a man can marry up to four wives—in certain circumstances.
For an Indonesian husband to enter a polygamous marriage, he needs to demonstrate his wife’s consent and receive permission from an Islamic court (these have jurisdiction over marriage), to confirm his wife is unable to fulfill her duties, for instance due to being terminally ill, infertile or disabled.
The man behind Second Wife.com, web boss Azad Chaiwala, insists that the service promotes fidelity, morality and old-fashioned family values.She told the Sunday Mercury: "It is the women who suffer.The modern-day version of looking for a second wife is disrespectful to women, and it is not using the Islamic teaching in a fair way.Adriana Venny Aryani, from Indonesia's National Commission on Violence Against Women, said polygamy as facilitated by Ayo Poligami could be harmful to wives."When the husband is practicing polygamy, women are emotionally abused, economically (abused), and sometimes violently," she said, quoted by AFP.Women’s rights activist Zakia Tunisa told Reuters she was upset and shocked to hear about the app.