Nikah halala petitioner who moved SC claims husband sending death threats

The practice of nikah halala requires a divorced woman to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her first husband under the Muslim personal law.

india Updated: Aug 01, 2018 08:58 IST
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The petitioner, Farzana, claims her husband said going to the Supreme Court will not help and she will be forced to do halala.(AFP File Photo)

A Muslim woman from Uttar Pradesh’s Sikandrabad, who had filed a petition in the Supreme Court seeking abolition of nikah halala practice earlier this month, on Tuesday alleged that she has received death threats from her husband.

The woman, Farzana, had claimed in her petition that she had been illegally divorced by her husband, leaving her and their daughter without any means of living or financial support.

“From the day I have filed the petition my husband has been pressuring me to withdraw it and has even threatened to kill me. He has also told me that going to the Supreme Court will not help me and I will be forced to do halala,” Farzana told reporters in New Delhi.

The practice of nikah halala requires a divorced woman to marry someone else, consummate the marriage and then get a divorce in order to again marry her first husband under the Muslim personal law.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 08:55 IST