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UP man working in Saudi Arabia gives wife 'triple talaq' via SMS

Muslim women are still facing the brunt of this age-old practice despite the SC ban

ANI  |  Sultanpur 

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A man from Uttar Pradesh's Nandauli, working in Saudi Arabia, allegedly gave to his wife through an SMS.

The victim was allegedly being harassed by her in-laws as they were demanding a vehicle from her as dowry.

"My in-laws used to harass me. They were demanding for a vehicle. My husband ill-treated me as well. I received a message from him on phone, where he gave me I have a son and I want to survive," the victim told ANI.

However, the victim's father said he would file a complaint in this regard and want justice to be served to his daughter.

"Things were fine for two years. Then they started harassing her. Her in-laws threw her out of the house. Then one day, her husband gave her through an SMS. We haven't informed the police, but soon will," victim's father said.

While the Supreme Court and the Centre have called for the scrapping of the triple talaq, terming it "illegal and unconstitutional", some Muslim women are still facing the brunt of this age-old practice.

Meanwhile, the has been passed by the Lok Sabha and was tabled recently in the Rajya Sabha.

The bill was passed in the Lok Sabha with most of the leading parties in the Opposition, including the Congress, voting in favour, but with caveats as the apex court had directed the Centre to bring an anti legislation.

The bill, if enacted, will make a criminal offence. It proposes a three-year jail term for a Muslim man who divorces his wife in any form of spoken, written or by electronic means such as email, SMS, and WhatsApp.

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First Published: Sat, January 06 2018. 20:31 IST