BAREILLY: Despite the Supreme Court banning the Islamic divorce practice of triple talaq, a Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district was given divorce by her husband over dowry issue.
The woman, identified as Tarannum, alleged that she faced regular humiliation and was harassed by her husband, whom she married in the year 2016.
"I used to be beaten every day for dowry. Many a time my husband, Rafiq even tried to kill me. Two days back, when I went to meet my family, he came there and innitiated a fight, where he even tried to kill me," she said.
The victim alleged that when her father tried to intervene, he was beaten too by her husband.
"My father tried to come and save me, but he was beaten too. At that moment, in a fit of anger, Rafiq shouted out loud and called an end to our marriage," Tarannum said, while expressing her ordeal.
Tarannum was married to Rafiq in May 2016, since then, she was allegedly tortured and harassed by the latter for dowry.
Fresh cases of triple talaq have been reported from UP, where women were given divorce on frivolous grounds.
In Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, a woman was recently given talaq by her husband because of her dark complexion.
The victim, Amreen said that her husband and his family were unhappy with her dark complexion and the less amount of dowry she brought and hence gave her divorce.
She even claimed that her in-laws threatened to set her ablaze, after which she surreptitiously ran away.
"My husband was not happy with my complexion. He and his family thrashed me and did not use to give me food. They even threatened to burn me. My husband said that I am not up to his standard and his family was unhappy with the amount of dowry my family gave to them," she told ANI.
Even the district police confirmed the reports and said a case of dowry has been registered against the accused and they are investigating the matter.
In another case from Gonda district, a woman was given instant divorce after she asked for monetary help for the treatment of her ill child.
The victim Sakeen Bano's was married for 17 years and even had a 14-year-old daughter, who was differently-abled.
According to victim's father, Sakeena's husband worked in Mumbai and used to occasionally visit his family in the village.
"Three years after the marriage the husband of my daughter went to Mumbai in search of a job. He gave Talaq to my daughter after she asked for money," said the father of the victim, Abdul.