The effect of newly enacted Triple Talaq law is already being reflected in the society as a Muslim man named Mohammad Ali has returned to his wife fearing arrest after the historic Triple Talaq bill became a law making the illegal divorce a punishable offence.
According to the reports, Nasima, who lives in Saharanpur, was married on 22 April 2015 to a person named Mohammed Ali. After their marriage, Mohammad Ali began to harass her demanding dowry. In addition to that, Mohammad Ali also allegedly had an affair with another woman in Uttarakhand.
About 14 months ago, Nasima was constantly abused and threatened by Mohammad Ali and his parents demanding dowry. As Nasima’s parents did not provide him with the money, Ali threatened to divorce her and drove her out of the house in January this year. For the last eight months, Nasima has been living in her maternal home in Saharanpur. The couple has twin children.
Nasima had even sought the help of the police and demanded action against her husband’s family. She had even registered a complaint against six people including her husband and her in-laws with Saharanpur SSP.
Incidentally, the Narendra Modi government passed the historic Triple Talaq bill in the Parliament. As the bill came into effect and made triple talaq a criminal offence with three years of imprisonment, Mohammad Ali and his family has now promptly returned back to Saharanpur to bring her wife and his twin children back to their house in Dehradun. Interestingly, Nasima’s father-in-law has now promised to present a 750 square feet plot to her.
Speaking to the media, Nasima thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for passing the Triple Talaq bill. She added that although her husband did not give her illegal ‘Triple Talaq’, but the fear of arrest made him return to her and her children.
The historic triple talaq bill passed by Narendra Modi led NDA government makes a declaration of talaq-e-biddat in spoken, written or through SMS or WhatsApp or any other electronic chat illegal. Talaq-e-biddat refers to the pronouncement of talaq three times by a Muslim man in one sitting to his wife resulting in an instant and irrevocable divorce.
The triple talaq bill also makes a declaration of talaq-e-biddat cognisable offence that gives a police officer powers to arrest the offender without requiring a warrant. A Muslim man pronouncing instant triple talaq attracts a jail term of three years under the triple talaq bill. The accused under the triple talaq bill is entitled to bail, which can be granted by a magistrate. But the bail can be granted only after the magistrate has heard the aggrieved woman.