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‘You tortured me’: Haryana woman gives triple talaq to husband, elopes with lover

The woman, a resident of Unhedi village of Haryana, eloped with her lover, who is also her nephew.

india Updated: Aug 18, 2018 18:20 IST
Press Trust of India
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Muslim women celebrate after Supreme Court decision on Triple Talaq, in Allahabad. (Prabhat Kumar Verma/HT File Photo)

Amid the controversy over triple talaq, a woman here turned the tables on her husband, using the contentious practice to “divorce” him.

Shazia, a mother of three, “divorced” her husband, Abbas, by writing “talaq talaq talaq” on a piece of paper, police said on Saturday.

The woman, a resident of Unhedi village, then eloped with her lover, who also happens to be her nephew, they said.

The practice of instant talaq is used by some Muslim men to divorce women.

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court last year had ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims as “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.

The government later brought a bill that criminalises instant triple talaq, which was passed by the Lok Sabha. But an amended version of the bill is yet to taken up by the Rajya Sabha.

Shazia, in a letter to her husband, said, “I am divorcing you out of my own free will. I am leaving this house because you tortured me ever since we got married. You would beat me after getting drunk. Hence, I am taking talaq.”

She added that she was not doing it under anybody’s influence.

“Nobody else is responsible,” Shazia wrote.

Police said she eloped with her nephew, who is a bachelor.

First Published: Aug 18, 2018 18:20 IST