New Delhi: A national level netball player from Uttar Pradesh has complained she was divorced by her husband Azam Abbas by uttering talaq thrice on phone for giving birth to a baby girl.
The woman Shumaila Javed, a 7-time national champion, also alleged her in-laws harassed for dowry and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking justice.
[blurb]"My in-laws tortured me over a period of time asking for dowry from my parents. Nobody from the police department or the district administration came to my help. I have also written to PM Narendra Modi for justice," Shumaila said.[/blurb]
This comes amid a raging row over triple talaq , the practice whereby Muslim men give instant divorce by uttering talaq thrice either in person or over SMS, Phone, Facebook, and Whatsapp. There are several petitions in the Supreme Court seeking to do away with the practice.
The All India Muslim personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has made it clear it will not support in the Supreme Court any move by the central government to do away with triple talaq.
AIMPLB though has accepted the fact that it is an inappropriate form of divorce and claimed the Muslim law board will do away with it over a period of time.
AIMPLB vice president Kalbe Sadiq has said the Board will end the practice of triple talaq in one-and-a-half years and the government should not interfere in the matter.