Meerut (Uttar Pradesh) [India] May 4: An unusual case of triple talaq has come to light in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, where a woman named Amreen Bano has expressed her desire to sever ties with her abusive husband.
Amreen Bano, (24), has filed an FIR against her husband, alleging that she was beaten and tortured every day by him and her brother as well. She also suffered a miscarriage.
“My husband does not say anything. He does not give money to me, my kids or my nephew, nieces. I want him to go to jail and I want to give talaq to my husband. Like in the Muslim community a man gives talaq by saying it three times. I want to do the same,” Bano told the media.
Amreen and her sister Farheen (22), who were married to two brothers from a neighbouring village in 2012.
Both the sisters alleged that since the wedding, they have been frequently beaten and abused by her husbands, Sabir and Shakir.
Yesterday, the sisters went to meet a senior police officer, alleging that no action had been taken by the local police on their complaint against their husbands.
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi also appealed to the Muslim community to find a proper solution to end the practice of triple talaq.
“I believe people from Muslim community would come up to solve the issue of triple talaq and act as saviour to the Muslim women in this crucial period, fulfil,” he said in an address.
He further went on to say that there should be no discrimination in the country, adding that ‘ Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ was the motto of his government and it fulfils the promises made to the people without any discrimination.
A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 the petitions against Triple Talaq.
The court will hear pleas filed by several Muslim women challenging the practice under which men can divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word ‘Talaq’ thrice.
Thousands of Muslim women across the country have formed pressure groups and spearheaded signature campaigns demanding the abolition of the controversial practice.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) claims Shariat upholds the validity of triple talaq – under which a Muslim husband can divorce his wife by merely pronouncing the word “talaq” three times.
Talaq or divorce can be obtained in either of two ways. Under ‘talaq-ul-sunnat’, there has to be a three-month period called ‘iddat’ between the pronouncement of talaq by a husband and a lawful separation. But ‘talaq-e-bidat’ authorises a man to do so in a single sitting.
The AIMPLB has issued appeals to all maulanas and imams of mosques to read out the code of conduct during Friday ‘namaz’ and emphasise on its implementation.
The board has made it clear that it will not tolerate any interference in the Shariat laws and claimed that majority of the Muslims in the country do not want any change in their personal law.