Ongoing debate on triple talaq; yet man divorces wife for ‘waking up late in morning’
Amid debate ongoing on triple talaq and whether to criminalize it, a woman in Rampur district of Uttar Pradesh was reportedly given triple talaq by her husband for ‘waking up late in the morning’.
The latest case would only go to strengthen the case of government which associates it with the security and safety of women.
It need be mentioned that triple talaq has already been declared ‘void’ by the Supreme Court earlier this year and yet such cases continue to surface.
The case was even referred to in the lower House by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad who said instances of instant divorce continue despite the Supreme Court order.
Gul Afshan said her husband Qasim, a truck driver, ended their four-year marriage by simply saying ‘talaq’ thrice.
Afshan is now back to living with her parents, despite whose objection she had married Qasim.
The husband Qasim is now untraceable.
A police complaint was yet to be filed.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Bill, 2017, which criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq, was tabled in the Lok Sabha by Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday.
Under provisions of the proposed bill, a Muslim man who resorts to Talaq-e-Biddat or instant talaq would be jailed for three years and custody of any minor children would be granted to the affected woman. >