Muslim woman gets triple talaq through speed post; appeals to PM Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath for help
Triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy violate Muslim women's right to equality and dignity, the Centre has told the Supreme Court.
Amroha: Amid the raging debate over 'triple talaq', a Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district, who claims to be a victim of the age-old practice, has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityantah in the hope of getting some help.
The Muslim woman complained that Arif Ali, who she married in June 2014, gave her triple talaq through speed post.
The woman claimed her in-laws and husband used to harass her for dowry and in 2015 sent her back to her paternal house.
The alleged triple talaq victim said her husband was having an affair with another woman.
Triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy violate Muslim women's right to equality and dignity and are not protected by the right to profess, practise and propagate religion under Article 25(1) of the Constitution, the Centre has told the Supreme Court.
'Nikah halala' is a practice intended to curb incidence of divorce under which a man cannot remarry his former wife without her having to go through the process of marrying someone else, consummating it, getting divorced, observing the separation period called 'Iddat' and then coming back to him again.
Several Muslim women have challenged the practice of 'triple talaq' in which the husband, quite often, pronounces talaq thrice in one go, sometimes over phone or text message.
PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath have advocated for the rights of Muslim women and called for the abolition of the triple talaq and nikah halala.