05 April, Kanpur
A Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city has received talaq through speed post within three month of her marriage, thereby yet against raising controversy over the triple talaq practice.
The man Nasir Khan, who married Aliya Siddiqui in November 2016, sent her three divorce papers in January 2017 through speed post.
Aliya told ANI that Nasir, an employee of Sahayak Shram Ayukt at Bijnor, was married to some other woman since 2014, adding that he married her just for dowry.
“We even gifted them Swift Desire car as demanded by his family. But on the weeding day, they demanded a bigger car saying that he is a reputed government employee,” she said.
Aliya further said that she even filed a complaint about it in Nasir’s office in Bijnor after which her in-laws threatened her to take back the complaint.
“How can triple talaq happen through speed post? I will go to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and the Prime Minister for justice,” she added.
The Allahabad High Court had in December 2016 held that the practice of triple talaq is ‘cruel’ and raised an issue that whether the Muslim Personal Law could be amended to provide relief to the Muslim women.
The High Court also stated that the form of ‘instant divorce’ is ‘most demeaning’.
The Supreme Court is to hear multiple pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims community on May 11 by a Constitution bench during the summer vacation.
Earlier on March 27, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the apex court that the pleas challenging such practices among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary.