Lucknow, August 24: In a latest case of triple talaq from Uttar Pradesh, a woman in Ayodhya was given instant triple talaq allegedly after she gave birth to a girl child. According to a tweet by ANI, the woman said she was being harassed by her husband for dowry. "Since the first month of our wedding my husband started torturing me for dowry. When I gave birth to a girl I was given triple talaq. I demand justice", she said. The 23-year-old victim alleged that she was being harassed as her father could not fulfill her husband's dowry demands. Triple Talaq Cases Rise in Uttar Pradesh After Law Comes Into Force.
The woman identified as Zafrin Anjum, is a resident of Jana Bazar in Haider Ganj Tehsil in Ayodhya. According to ANI, the woman was given instant triple talaq by her husband on August 18 after she gave birth to her second child, which was a girl. "Since the first month of our wedding, my husband started torturing me for dowry. When I gave birth to a girl I was given triple talaq. I demand justice," she said. Amit Shah Hails Abolition of Triple Talaq, Accuses Congress of Vote-Bank Politics For Allowing 'Evil-Practice' For Years.
Here's the tweet:
Ayodhya: Woman was allegedly given #TripleTalaq by her husband for giving birth to a girl, says, "since the first month of our wedding my husband started torturing me for dowry. When I gave birth to a girl I was given triple talaq. I demand justice." (23/8) pic.twitter.com/AZDXDJO0cZ
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) August 23, 2019
Reports inform that Anjum was married to Astikhar Ahmed in Nakatwara village under Maharajgunj limits in November 2018. A case has been registered based on the complaint filed by the woman. Ayodhya Rural SP Sailendra Kumar Singh informed that an investigation in the case is underway and further action will be taken accordingly.
On Friday, the Supreme Court sought a response from the Centre on a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, which criminalises triple talaq and provides for a jail term up to three years for the husband.