Baghpat: An FIR has been registered against a person for allegedly pronouncing ‘triple talaq‘ on his wife, police said on Monday. Niyaz alias Bablu and his family members were booked on Sunday under relevant sections of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act and other sections for IPC, police said.
In her police complaint, Niyaz’s wife Parmeen alleged that on Saturday, she was thrashed by her in-laws following which her husband pronounced talaq thrice on her. We are probing the matter, a police officer said.
In a separate incident, a woman in Baghpat approached the police claiming that his husband had threatened her with triple talaq. Acting on the complaint, the police contacted Taufiq and informed him about the legal repercussions following which he reconciled with his wife.
Yesterday, a Saudi-based migrant worker, hailing from this north Bihar district, was booked for abandoning his wife after pronouncing the word “talaq” thrice over the phone, police said. Noorul Hoda, the father of Hafiz Ikramul Haq, who ekes out a living working in the west Asian country, has been arrested as he along with other members of the family has been named as co-accused in the FIR lodged by Farzana Khatoon, Premlata Bhupashree, in-charge of Mahila Thana.
“Farzana has further alleged that her plight intensified after the birth of a girl child in 2017. On 20 July last, she gave birth to twin girls which made her in-laws fly into a rage,” Bhupashree said.
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill prescribing up to three years imprisonment for men giving instant triple talaq to their wives was passed by Parliament on Tuesday. President Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to the triple talaq bill on Thursday. The newly enacted law makes the practice of instant divorce through ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims a punishable offence.