Lucknow, August 13: Days after Parliament passed a bill making triple talaq a punishable offence, several cases have emerged from Uttar Pradesh. In a latest case, a 29-year-old woman in Prayagraj was given triple talaq by her husband, who resides in Saudi Arabia. According to a tweet by ANI, the woman claimed that her husband pronounced the triple talaq over a phone call. Describing her ordeal, the woman said she was harassed by her in-laws for dowry. A case into the matter has been registered. Triple Talaq Bill Passed: India Joins Pakistan, Saudi Arabia in Outlawing Practice; Check List of Countries Where Instant Divorce is Banned.
As soon as the incident was reported, Police initiated a probe into the matter. SP Crime was quoted by ANI saying that an FIR has been registered against five people for harassing the victim over dowry demands. Police informed that Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 has been invoked.
Here's the tweet:
Prayagraj: A woman says she was given triple talaq by her husband, residing in Saudi Arabia, over phone. Says "In-laws used to thrash me for dowry." SP Crime says, "FIR registered against 5 for dowry harassment. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 invoked." pic.twitter.com/RdV2OFSWcH
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 13, 2019
The Parliament has recently passed Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 that criminalises instant triple talaq. Earlier this month, another case of triple talaq had surfaced from Sitapur area in Uttar Pradesh. A woman had alleged her nose was chopped off by her in-laws after she refused to withdraw a case of triple talaq. According to reports, her husband had gave her triple talaq over the phone after which her mother filed a complaint against him.
On August 9, three cases of triple talaq were reported from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district in 24 hours. In the first case, a 26-year-old disabled man gave triple talaq to his 17-year-old wife because she was illiterate and did not know how to cook. The second incident was reported from Shekhupura locality over dowry demands, while the third case was reported from Sirauli where the couple was married around 11 years ago. The husband said that he had given talaq to his wife before the law was enacted and refused to take her back.