Despite a law against triple talaq having been enacted in the country, the custom to give triple talaq continues as the latest case from Moradabad district of Uttar Pradesh indicates. A woman was harassed and beaten up by her in-laws for not meeting their demand of buffalo as dowry. Her husband also gave her triple talaq and drove her out of the house along with her child. The victim has filed a complaint with the SSP office requesting action against her husband.
According to available information received, Shama is the daughter of Akhtar Hussain. She lives near Rahmatnagar Soap Factory in the Katghar police jurisdiction. She approached the SSP on Thursday and complained about being given triple talaq by her husband. In her statement, she said that she married Mushahid Hussain in January 2014. Hussain is a resident of Bharatal, a village in the Nakhasa police station area of Sambhal.
She had been facing harassment from the very first day after the marriage as her in-laws started taunting her for bringing less dowry. They used to beat her often for dowry and even evicted her from the house. There was constant pressure from them to bring a buffalo as dowry. Troubled by the in-laws’ harassment, the victim’s mother somehow gathered Rs 30,000 and gave Shama’s in-laws the money.
Things went well for a few days but later the in-laws started harassing her again. It is alleged that the victim’s sister-in-law assaulted her on 9 January. Hearing the commotion, her husband and other family members reached there. It was then that her husband divorced her by uttering talaq thrice. He expelled her from their home with one child while keeping the other child with him.
After this, the victim reached her maternal home and registered a complaint with the police station but there was no action in this regard. The victim then approached the SSP who in turn ordered the Women Police Station to register a case against the accused husband and in-laws.
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