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Domestic violence case: Bareilly court rejects plea of Nida Khan’s husband

The development came after the Imam of Bareilly Jama Masjid Md Khurshid Alam issued a fatwa against Nida Khan on Monday ostracising her from Islam over her defiance and statement criticising triple talaq

india Updated: Jul 18, 2018 23:17 IST
M Tariq Khan
M Tariq Khan
Hindustan Times, Lucknow
Nida Khan,Domestic violence,Bareilly
Nida Khan and her brother met district magistrate Pinki Jowel.(HT File Photo)

A Bareilly court on Tuesday rejected the plea of Nida Khan’s husband Sheeran Raza Khan, who sought dropping of domestic violence charges against him, even as the UP Minorities Commission asked the district magistrate and the SSP of Bareilly to provide security to the woman.

The development came after the Imam of Bareilly Jama Masjid Md Khurshid Alam issued a fatwa against Nida Khan on Monday ostracising her from Islam over her defiance and statement criticising triple talaq.

Khan, who has been vocal about her plight and claims she was a victim of triple talaq, decided to approach the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the Supreme Court against the fatwa.

Rejecting the plea of Khan’s husband, a Bareilly court fixed July 27 as the next date of hearing.

Raza had taken the plea that a case of domestic violence could not be registered against him as he had already divorced his wife.

Earlier in February 2018, a family court had refused to accept the divorce given by Raza to his wife.

Meanwhile, chairman of UP Minority Commission Tanveer Haider Usmani directed the Bareilly DM and the SPP to provide security to Khan in the wake of a fatwa issued against her.

First Published: Jul 18, 2018 23:17 IST