Bihar man serves Talaq by three separate posts, summoned for questioning

Bihar man serves Talaq by three separate posts, summoned for questioning

PATNA: A man in Bihar handed out triple talaq to his wife by three separate posts some 10 months after the Supreme Court struck down the controversial Islamic practice of divorce terming it “void, illegal and unconstitutional”. The police have registered a case in this regard and summoned both the parties for investigation.

Razia Begum (name changed), a resident of Alamganj locality in Patna district, was married with Shahid Ashraf in 2011 but soon after wedding, differences cropped between the couple over petty issues. Eventually, she reached her parents’ home after her husband began torturing her and refused to give money her survival. The woman has two little children.

According to the victim, she received the first shock in March this year when she got a letter sent by her husband. When she opened the letter, she found “talaq” written over a piece of paper, she said.

A month later, she received another letter mentioning talaq. She received the third such letter two days back after which she registered a formal complaint with the local woman police station. The police have summoned both the parties for further investigation.

A couple of days another Muslim man from Patna had handed out talaq to his wife by writing these words on a piece of paper.

Prior to this, a man from Lodhipur locality in Patna had served triple talaq to his wife through WhatsApp. The man works in Andaman Nikobar islands.

The incident comes some 10 months after the Supreme Court by a majority verdict ruled that the Islamic practice of instant divorce through triple talaq is “illegal and unconstitutional”.

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