Hyderabad: A woman from Yousufguda alleged that her husband had divorced her using the banned instant triple talaq over WhatsApp, after she lodged a complaint with the police for domestic harassment.
The Supreme Court has struck down the practice of instant triple talaq as unconstitutional, the Centre has passed an ordnance on the matter and a Bill has been introduced in the Lok Sabha. The woman asked the police to take action against her husband, who runs a school. The victim staged a protest near the school at Tolichowki, demanding justice.
According to the an officer at the Women Police Station of the Central Crime Station, the woman, Sameera Banu (name changed) of Yousufguda. had married one Mohd. Muzammil Sharif of Tolichowki about two years ago. The couple has a daughter.
Due to alleged harassment by her husband, Sameera moved to her maternal house and lodged a complaint against him at the women police station on November 23, alleging harassment and criminal breach of trust, as he was also reportedly planning to marry again.
While the case was under investigation, about a week ago, Sharif reportedly called Sameera on WhatsApp and said talaq thrice over the call. The woman infor-med the police about the same, and an inquiry has been initiated.
The woman alleged that she was being harassed right after the marriage and the harassment increased after the birth of their daughter who is now ten months old.
Women Police Station inspector J. Manjula said, “She informed us about the triple talaq and did not give any complaint regarding the issue. As it is against the law, we are probing the allegation and will take action.”...