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No let-up in triple talaq cases in Bihar even after govt banning old Islamic practice


PATNA: A man in Bihar handed out triple talaq to his wife of one year through a registered post, prompting the police to register a case.

The wedding of Shagufta Nayyar, a resident of Alinagar locality under Gardanibagh police station in Patna, had been solemnized with a local youth Hamid Rahim last year.

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Soon after wedding, however, her in-laws began tormenting her on one pretext or the other after which she returned to her parent’s home and had been staying with them.

On Friday, she received a letter from the register post. According to the victim, she was shocked and shattered when she opened the letter and read the content.

“He (husband) gave me triple talaq through the registered post,” the woman complained.

Subsequently, she narrated the entire incident to her parents who registered a case with the local police. They also handed over the registered post to the police as an evidence.

“We have registered a case against the accused and further investigation is on,” Gardanibagh police station in-charge Arvind Kumar Gautam told the media on Saturday.

Another such incident was reported from the Pirbahore police station of the state capital where a man gave triple talaq to his wife after she failed to bring Rs 10 lakh dowry.

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The victim Nishad Imam was married with the accused Md Ali Imam three year back and the couple had even had a child. The woman was currently staying with her sister after differences cropped up with her husband.

On Friday evening, the accused reached the house of her home and uttered triple talaq. The police have arrested the accused.

Earlier this month, a man from Supaul district in Bihar had given triple talaq to his wife after she gave birth to twin baby girls. This comes after the Indian government passed the bill from the Parliament to tackle existing Islamic practice of instant divorce.

Farzana had been married with Ekramul some six years back but right since marriage she was being tortured by in-laws for dowry.

Her torture increased manifold soon after she gave birth to twin girls recently and reached climax when her husband called her up to give triple talaq.

The talaq comes shortly after the contentious Triple Talaq Bill was today passed by the Rajya Sabha last week. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019 criminalises the instant divorcing of wives by the Muslim men.

The bill had been a bone of contention between the NDA government and the opposition since it was first tabled in the House in 2017 but last week in a significant development, it also got passed by the Rajya Sabha where the BJP is not in a majority.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has described the passage of the bill as a victory of gender justice.

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