Amidst the ongoing debate around triple talaq, the practise of Muslim men getting instant divorce from their wives, a woman from Meerut said 'talaq, talaq, talaq' to her abusive husband.
Amreen Bano, (24), filed an FIR against her husband, alleging that he abused, thrashed and tortured her everyday. She even suffered a miscarriage.
"My husband does not say anything. He does not give me, my kids or my nephew, nieces any money. 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 said.
Amreen and her sister Farheen 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 their husbands, Sabir and Shakir respectively.
Yesterday, the sisters went to meet a senior police officer, alleging that no action had been taken by the local police on their complaint.
MODI'S TAKE ON TRIPLE TALAQ
Earlier, Prime Minister Modi also appealed to the Muslim community to find for proper solution to end the practice of triple talaq.
"I believe people from Muslim community would come up with a solution to solve the issue of triple talaq and act as savior for the Muslim women in this crucial period," PM Modi has said in an address.
He had further gone 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 would fulfill the promises made to the people without any discrimination.
A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing the petitions against Triple Talaq from May 11.
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 law 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.
(With inputs from ANI)