New Delhi, July 9: In yet another case of domestic violence, a 24-year old woman was given triple talaq because the chapati that she had prepared got burnt. The incident took place in Pahretha village of Mahoba district in Uttar Pradesh. The brutal incident came into light after the woman registered a complaint with the police on Sunday.
Describing her ordeal, the woman said she was forced to leave her husband's house because the chapati got burnt. On the basis of her complaint, a case of domestic violence will be registered the husband, senior police officer Banshraj Yadav was quoted by PTI.
In her statement to the Police, she alleged that her husband had inflicted burn injuries on her with cigarettes three days before 'divorcing' her by way of triple talaq.
It must be noted that the "triple talaq" bill has not been cleared by the Rajya Sabha yet. On August 22, 2017, the Supreme Court struck down triple talaq, calling the practice unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution, which provides for equality before the law.
According to a report by PTI, the top court's verdict vindicates the stand of the government, which had said that "triple talaq" violates the fundamental rights of women. Several Muslim women who have been divorced because of it, including on Skype and on WhatsApp, had appealed to the top court to end the practice.