Update: The missing children of Ishrat Jahan’s are found. Golabari Police have traced both the kids. Ishrat’s husband took them to a relative’s place in Bardhaman on Thursday morning, says Officer in-charge Golabari Police station.
Kolkata: Ishrat Jahan, one of the five women who challenged instant triple talaq and won, has reached Golabari Police Station in Howrah to register a complaint as her two children allegedly went missing on Thursday.
Ishrat has also alleged that her two children, Jaish Alam and Sahida Khatun have been kidnapped by her husband.
“Both my children have gone missing. I saw them last at 11:15 am. My brother & his wife are behind it,” said Jahan.
Last week, the Supreme Court declared illegal the practice of triple talaq, or Muslim men divorcing their wives on the spot by uttering “talaq” thrice.
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Two days after the Supreme Court judgment, Ishrat Jahan asked Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for protection, saying she had faced condemnation and attacks from members of her community, especially her husband’s family.
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Her in-laws and neighbours were calling her a “gandi aurat” (bad woman) for challenging Islamic laws and talking about it, Ishrat Jahan complained.
Ishrat Jahan was divorced over phone by her husband from Dubai in April 2014.