According to reports, a Muslim man from Bareily has given triple talaq to his wife of 19 years. The wife had reportedly objected to the extramarital affair of the husband named Syed Siraj Ahmed. The accused is reportedly a manager in a local madarsa.
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The woman named Arjumand Jafri is the second wife of the man who had married her after the death of his first wife with whom he had 8 children. The man is also allegedly involved in physical relations with his daughter-in-law. According to the woman, Siraj’s son from his late wife Miraj used to misbehave with her and had beaten her up several times. Miraj forced his father to divorce Jafri and throw her out of the house. As per reports, while marrying Jafri, her husband had not revealed the fact that was married and has eight children from his deceased wife.
Jafri has filed a complaint against her husband in the local police station. The incident has happened at a time when the Triple Talaq Bill which not just criminalises but also punishes the practice of triple talaq is being discussed in the Lok Sabha today. Despite the Supreme Court verdict that set aside the practice of triple talaq calling it unconstitutional, the cases of triple talaq have not declined.
Muslim women continue to suffer as the opposition parties keep playing politics over the sensitive issue which impacts the lives of thousands of Muslim women.