After ‘Talaq’ over Whatsapp, two women in Hyderabad file police complaint

The two women who approached the police, are sisters-in-law, and alleged that they were harassed.

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Two women from Hyderabad's Old City area have filed police cases against their relatives, alleging that they have been harassed, after receiving a 'Talaq' from their husbands via Whatsapp.

The Moghulpura police registered a case on Friday against the relatives of Mehreen Noor, for allegedly harassing her, after her husband sent her a 'divorce' from the US.

According to reports, two people have been arrested and the police booked cases under the IPC that deal with outraging the modesty of a woman and attempt to murder against the in-laws.

“After marriage I found out that my husband’s name is Usman Qureshi. And now, without a reason, he sent me a divorce notice. They have made marriage into a joke,” Mehreen told Times Now.

Mehreen's sister-in-law, Syed Heena Fatima, has also lodged a separate complaint against her husband, for similar reasons.

Fatima told Times Now, “I have two children, who will take care of my children? Sharia law lets you divorce me, but who is going to look after our children? Doesn’t Sharia law ask of you to take care of your children?”

Triple talaq is interpreted as the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word talaq thrice. 

Already, the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) has demanded a ban on triple talaq and also stated that men who arbitrarily give divorce must be punished.

The board had also sought a ban on 'Nikal halala', which mandates that a woman divorced through triple talaq has to marry another man and consummate the second marriage before she is eligible to remarry her first husband.

"Quran says there must be time for reconciliation between partners. It says when a man gives talaq he must pause and consult his wife. Otherwise, triple talaq is like a hanging dagger for muslim women," IMWPLB President Shaista Amber had said at the time.

Courtesy: The News Minute



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