Meerut: Amid the ongoing nationwide debate over triple talaq, a Muslim woman, identified as Amreen Bano, hailing from Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, wants to divorce her husband, for alleged cruel treatment by him and his family.
Speaking to news agency ANI, Amreen Bano said she wanted to give triple talaq to her husband, as he refused to stay with her and their child.
Bano accused her brother-in-law of beating her and her sister Farheen for money. Farheen is married to Amreen’s brother-in-law.
“I want to give triple talaq to my husband and get rid of him, the same way as men do away with women using triple talaq,” Amreen told the news agency.
According to The Times of India, in September 2016, when Amreen’s 3-year-old son asked for Rs 5 from Farheen’s husband Shakir, he not only thrashed him, but also asked both the sisters to fetch Rs 5 lakh from their parents.
When Shakir was confronted by his wife, he hit her and gave triple talaq to Farheen and threw her out of the house.
Narrating the cruelty of both the brothers, Amreen claimed, she and her sister were subjected to unnatural sex by their spouses.
Amreen too left her husband’s place after her sister was thrown out.
A five-judge Constitutional bench will begin in hearing of a batch of pleas challenging constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims from May 11.
Notably, PM Narendra Modi’s pitch against ‘triple talaq’ has added fuel to the contentious debate on the Muslim divorce practice. Modi has dubbed triple talaq as a “bad social practice”, saying that such practices can be ended by social awakening.
The Centre, while making its stand clear on the contentious issues has informed the top court that “Triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy violate Muslim women’s right to equality and dignity and are not protected by the right to profess, practise and propagate religion under Article 25(1) of the Constitution.”