A woman from Rajasthan was allegedly raped by her father-in-law and his brother after she refused to accept the triple talaq given to her by her husband. The victim has also alleged that she was beaten up her husband’s brother. The incident was reported from Bhiwadi on Monday.
The woman, in her mid-twenties, claimed that she was given triple talaq by her husband last Friday. That day itself, when she refused to accept the triple talaq, her father-in-law and his brother allegedly raped her while her brother-in-law beat her up.
“The husband has been booked for giving triple talaq, brother-in-law for beating her, the father-in-law and the other relative for gang-rape. The investigation into the matter is on,” the police said, adding no arrest has been so far.
Even though the central government has criminalised Triple Talaq earlier this year, rampant cases of domestic violence and physical assaults related to the evil practices of triple talaq are reported regularly.
In the same police station in Bhiwadi, Rajasthan, another case related to triple talaq was registered on the direction of a local court on Tuesday.
In that particular case, the woman had alleged that her husband had given her triple talaq over the phone on November 17. She has also named her father-in-law, mother-in-law and other relatives of the husband in the FIR, the police said. They have booked under relevant sections of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act and the Indian Penal Code, the police confirmed.
Ending the barbaric practice of triple talaq was one of the promises of the Narendra Modi led BJP government. After the Supreme Court had made triple talaq unconstitutional, the government had passed a law in the parliament to protect Muslim women by criminalising the practice of triple talaq. Recently, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh had announced Rs 6,000 annual aid for Triple Talaq victims and women who have been left by husbands.