A shocking incident of Triple Talaq and Nikah Halala has been reported from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A woman named Rabiya has alleged that her husband, Rav Muneer, first gave her Triple Talaq and then pressurized her to undergo halala with his younger brother, Suhale Muhammad, and uncle, Rav Laik Ahmad.
Rabiya further stated that when she refused to give in to her husband’s demands, she was thrashed and thrown out of the house. Now, she has approached district authorities for justice and demanded that action be taken against her husband. She has further alleged that her in-laws too assaulted her and threatened to marry another woman with her husband.
According to Rabiya, the divorce was given over what appears to be a rather minor matter. On the 30th of January, 2017, she had accompanied her husband to a relative’s residence in Jaipur. After staying there for a week, Rabiya told her husband that she would like to return home. Muneer told her that they would return a day later. However, she insisted that they go home that very day. Muneer, angered by her words, claimed that she was not worthy of him and gave her Triple Talaq.
A fortnight earlier, Rabiya had registered a complaint against her husband, her brother-in-law, her mother-in-law and her husband’s uncle accusing them of extortion in the name of dowry.
The Supreme Court of India has already declared instant triple talaq to be illegal and unconstitutional. Following the apex court order, the previous Modi government had introduced a bill in parliament criminalising it and prescribing punishments for it. As the government didn’t have numbers in Rajya Sabha, the bill could not be passed and the government had introduced an ordinance for the same. After coming to power for the second time, the government has again introduced the bill at the parliament. If it can pass the hurdle of opposition in Rajya Sabha, it will turn into a law.