Divorce Via Press Meet, Long Battle Of 18 Months

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New Delhi : After 18 months long battle, a Muslim woman has openly announced to take “khula” (divorce) from her husband after her efforts to get it done through Islamic seminaries did not succeed.

In Islam, a man can take “talaq”, while a woman can part ways with her husband through “khula”. All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board President Shaista Ambar voiced support for the woman, saying what she did was “valid”.

Shajada Khatoon, married to Juber Ali, signed a letter for “khula” at a press conference here on Saturday.

All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board President Shaista Ambar voiced support for the woman, saying what she did was “valid”.

She claimed that she tried to take ‘khula’ from her husband. She  had approached the Islamic seminaries, Nadwa and Firangi Mahal, but did not get any relief.

Muslim Women League general secretary Naish Hasan, who helped Shajada take “khula”, said the woman was fed up with her husband torturing her and had been living separately for the last 18 months.

All India Muslim Personal Law Board executive member Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali, however, said the process followed by the woman for “khula” was not correct.

The incident comes at a time when the country is witnessing a raging debate over the issue of triple talaq.

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