Victim of triple talaq, national level netball player writes to PM, UP CM seeking justice

Jamaat-e-Islami launches app to for creating awareness on Muslim Personal Law and to “counter propaganda"

Muslim women in Mumbai demanding ban on triple talaq. File picture.

With no hope of help from the All-India Muslim Personal Law Board, Muslim women victims of instant divorce (triple talaq) are approaching Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP CM, Yogi Adityanath for justice for Muslim women.

Among them is Shumayla Javed, a national-level netball player who is now living with her parents in Peerzada locality of Amroha in UP.

The Hindustan Times, among others in the print and electronic media, reports that married in February 2014, Shumayla gave birth to a daughter in May 2015. That became the reason for her husband to unilaterally terminate the relationship in April 2016 by pronouncing the dread words ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’.

She now believes that triple talaq among Muslims is a social evil which must be eradicated. Accordingly she has written to Modi and Adityanath seeking justice for Muslim women victims of triple talaq.

Since the divorce Shumayla has been living with her parents in Amroha and works as a data entry operator for a living. She claims that the police had refused to lodge her complaint post the divorce but in the changed political climate she is hopeful of getting justice.

Before her, two other Muslim women from her city, Marium and Shaheen have also spoken out against triple talaq and demanded a ban on the practice.

The MLA from Amroha and former minister Mehboob Ali has promised to extend all possible help to the player in her search for justice, according to the Hindustan Times report.

Meanwhile, the Okhla Times has reported that after the recent launch of an exclusive helpline by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the Jamaat-e-Islami, Hind, has designed an app to create awareness on personal laws and to “counter propaganda” regarding triple talaq.

Titled Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign, the app can be downloaded from the Jamaat’s website,  



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