UP woman given triple talaq for giving a ‘namkeen’ packet to her parents
A 26-year-old woman met Uttar Pradesh minister of state for food and supplies Atul Garg on Sunday and alleged that she was subjected to ‘triple talaq’ by her husband over a trivial matter.
She said that her parents lived close by and she handed over to her parents one of the two packets of ‘namkeen’ bought by her husband, who got infuriated over the matter, uttered ‘talaq’ thrice and threw her out of his house.
The woman, her father and brother, met Atul Garg, who is also an area MLA, at his residence in Kavi Nagar and sought help in the matter. Garg held a ‘janata darbar’ at his Kavi Nagar residence, where the woman arrived on Sunday morning.
“She came with her family members and explained the harassment she was subjected to and about being given ‘talaq’ by her husband. She also raised apprehension of an attack by her husband and his brothers if she moved court. However, we asked her to file a case in the matter and assured that the administration will provide her proper security,” said Garg.
Narrating her ordeal, the woman said that she was shown the door on Saturday night along with her three-year-old son and is now staying at her parents’ house at Kaila Bhatta. The woman has studied only up to Class 8.
“There had been frequent incidents when my husband beat me up on trivial issues. On Saturday, he had brought two packets of ‘namkeen’, out of which I gave one to my parents who live nearby. My husband got infuriated and shouted at me for having given the snacks to my parents without his permission. He beat me up and uttered ‘talaq talaq talaq’ thrice and threw me and my son out of the house,” the woman said.
“I cannot believe how I was trifled with and given talaq. It will be a hardship for all of us now,” she added.
The woman’s father, Mohammad Sabir, said that his son-in-law Salim has been demanding money and a house ever since he married his daughter four years back.
“Earlier they stayed elsewhere and had recently been staying at a rented house near our place. He demands money to buy a house. I have no money for buying him a house. Now, my daughter has been subjected to ‘talaq’ and we have no options left. We will now try to approach police if they can help,” said Sabir.
Garg expressed his inability to help the woman in the matter and advised her to file a case or approach the police.
“When Hindu women come to us for help in such matters, we call up police to help them out. However, we have no such way for Muslim women. I hope their religious leaders come up with some solution to sort out such issues, so that women do not face such issues,” Garg added.