I voted for you, please ban triple talaq, pregnant Muslim woman tells Modi

Shagufta refused to abort her foetus, and was then given triple talaq by her husband.

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh): Raising her voice against the much debated triple talaq, a pregnant Muslim woman has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ban the controversial practice, after she was was abandoned by her husband.

She has also sent a copy of the letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

A mother of two daughters, Shafugta, when she got pregnant for the third time, was asked by her in-laws to abort the foetus, fearing it might be a girl as well.

For refusing to do the same, the woman underwent torture and physical abuse.

In a rage, her husband Shamshad verbally pronounced triple talaq on her.

"For refusing to go for abortion, they beat me mercilessly. My husband then verbally gave me triple talaq and threw me out of the house," she said speaking to ANI.

The helpless Shagufta has now written to the Prime Minister urging him to ban the practice, also reminding him that she exercised her power to vote in his favour.

The Supreme Court has been hearing a number of petitions against triple talaq demanding banning of the same.

However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed PILs filed against the controversial practice in the apex court, stating that a petition against the Muslim Law Board is 'not maintainable'.

The Muslim body has claimed that any order against triple talaq would be an infringement on their right to follow and profess any religion.

Many Muslim-majority counties such as Pakistan and Indonesia have removed this practise, but India, with world's third-largest Muslim population continues to allow it.

( Source : ANI )
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