Shabnam Rani Case: SC Issues Notice to Centre and UP Government for Acid Attack Incident on Nikah Halala Petitioner
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New Delhi, September 14: The Supreme Court has issued notice to the Union of India and the additional advocate general AAG of the UP Government, Manish Goel regarding the acid attack victim Shabnam Rani case. Shabnam Rani was attacked with acid in Bulandshahr on Thursday. She had filed a petition against nikah halala and polygamy in the SC, earlier. Shabnam Rani, A Triple Talaq Victim Who Filed Petition Against Nikah Halala, Attacked With Acid.

Shabnam Rani's brother-in-law and his friends are suspected to be behind the acid attack. She had alleged that her husband gave her triple talaq and forced her to undergo nikah halala. Nikah Halala, Polygamy: Modi Government to Oppose Islamic Practices in Supreme Court.

An unspecified number of persons threw acid on Shabnam when she was on her way to register a complaint with the SSP after being allegedly assaulted by her in-laws a day earlier. She was rushed to a local hospital where her condition is said to be stable. Shabnam, a native of Delhi, was married off to Bulandshahr 12 years ago.

Shabnam filed a petition against nikah halala and polygamy, alleging that her husband had given her triple talaq one and a half years after their marriage. She had further alleged her husband her to perform nikah halala with her brother-in-law, after which she approached the apex court against the controversial Islamic practices.

This is the second acid attack case that has taken place in Uttar Pradesh within a span of two days. On Wednesday, a man had suffered serious burn injuries after acid was thrown on him in Baghra village in Muzaffarnagar, police said. The injured, Badruddin, is undergoing treatment at a local hospital and his condition is serious.