UP, Aug 24, 2017: Even after the Supreme Court declared triple talaq an ‘unconstitutional’ practice, a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut divorced his wife by using the same ‘talaq-e-mughallazah’ exercise on Tuesday.
This was the first case that comes into highlight after the ban on instant talaq by the Supreme Court.
The man who is a resident of the Kamrannawaban area in Meerut’s Sardhana, Siraj Khan break his six years of marriage with Arshi Nida by stating the word ‘TALAQ’ three times. The couple has two sons and a daughter, and Arshi is currently pregnant.
Arshi’s father Sabreen said: “Soon after the wedding, Siraj and his family started beating my daughter for more dowry. They wanted a car. They threatened to marry off Siraj to another woman.”
Reportedly, when Arshi gave birth to their third child, a daughter, Siraj and his family members thrashed her and threw her out of the house. “They told me to return only with a Santro car and Rs 1 lakh in cash,” Arshi said.
On Tuesday, Sabreen and some elders went to Siraj’s house to try and reach an agreement. “Siraj and his family members created a ruckus and threw us out of the house. When other residents of the area tried to pacify them, Siraj said talaq three times to end the marriage,” Sabreen said.
When reminded of the SC ban, Siraj allegedly shouted: “For me, this is the end of my marriage with Arshi. We will get a certificate from the Qazi.”
Then, Arshi registered a case on Wednesday at the Sardhana police station against Siraj and his other family members for violating the Supreme Court order and under the Dowry Act.
Confirming the receipt of the complaint, Sardhana SHO Dharmendra Kumar said: “We have lodged a case and will initiate action against the accused, once the investigation is finished.”
Meanwhile, soon after the registration of the case, Siraj and his family members went absconding.
On Aug 22, the apex court has upheld the controversial practice of instant triple talaq and asked the Central government to bring legislation within 6 months, adding if law doesn’t come in force, then court’s injunction will continue.