New Delhi: A Muslim woman and mother of a child in Uttar Pradesh was forced to go through her worst fate that could have befallen her. She was gang-raped by her neighbours and when she informed her husband, who lives in Dubai, about her assault, he sent her an SMS for 'talaq'.
The 25-year-old woman said that her Dubai-based husband, a construction worker, sent her 'talaq' three times through SMS after she confided in him what had happened.
Under the Sharia Law, a man can divorce his wife if he says ‘talaq’ to her three times.
After the SMSes from her husband, the woman was thrown out of the house where she lived with her mother-in-law and her four-year-old son, who was taken into custody by his family.
The woman said that she ‘went numb’ when she received the message. They were married for five-years, the MailOnline reported.
“When I read the message I went numb. I couldn’t believe what I had read. Just three words; talaq, talaq, talaq,” the report quoted her as saying.
“I felt violated. I thought that he would stand by my side through this, to help me through the pain of it. But I was wrong. He took the easiest way out like a coward and divorced me,” the woman, who now lives with her biological parents in Meerut, said.
The report further said that Indian Muslim men are increasingly using various media platforms like Skype, and WhatsApp for divorce.
“Men are misusing technology to make women more vulnerable in society,” the report quoted Zakia Soman, co-founder of the Indian Muslim Women’s Movement (BMMA), as saying.