Opposing the Triple Talaq given to her by husband, a Muslim woman in Madhya Pradesh has written a letter in blood to the Chief Justice of India for justice or the permission to die. A report in Hindi Daily Dainik Bhaskar today said the woman, Shabana, wanted to work after doing a nursing course. But her husband, Tipu Shah, wanted her to work in fields. She also said that Tipu had a second wedding after torturing her for dowry.
A report in Hindi Daily Dainik Bhaskar today said the woman, Shabana, wanted to work after doing a nursing course. But her husband, Tipu Shah, wanted her to work in fields. She also said that Tipu had a second wedding after torturing her for dowry.
In the letter, the woman requested the CJI to ban Triple Talaq as it destroyed her and her four-year-old daughter’s lives. The woman’s husband told the daily that Shabana was not living in the house properly. Tipu Shah also said that he divorced Shabana as per the Islamic rituals.
Several Muslim women have come out recently to protest against Triple Talaq. Earlier this year, a Muslim woman in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh had decided to convert to Hinduism after she was forced into prostitution following Triple Talaq by her husband.
She had said that her husband had given Triple talaq to her. After that, he forced her to undergo Nikah Halala and sent her to a friend. When she returned to her husband after three months, he didn’t accept her and instead forced her into prostitution. Under Sharia law, a woman who has undergone a divorce cannot remarry her husband unless she marries another man and the relationship is consummated.
The woman told reporters that in the name of religion, a number of Muslim women have to undergo a lot of suffering. Almost every Muslim woman is facing some sort of torture. They are married off at a young age and then forced to bear children, the report quoted her as saying.
In a similar incident in Jaipur, a Muslim man had drugged his wife and forced her to sleep with a friend under the pretence of following Nikah Halala. The victim had told HT that she could not get over the insult and shame that was meted out to her. She expressed her anger and said that her husband had her raped by his friend. “I feel angry, depressed, scared”, she cried.