NEW DELHI: There have been 66 cases of triple talaq in the country since the Supreme Court judgement terming the practice as unconstitutional, according to the minister of law and justice Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The figure came to light following Prasad’s response to a question posed by BSRC’s B. Sriramulu and Samajwadi Party’s Tej Pratap Singh Yadav in Lok Sabha last week.
“So far approximately 66 cases have been reported from various parts of the country after the judgment of the Supreme Court,” the minister responded.
On August 22, a five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court had termed the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional with a 3-2 majority.
Here is a look at some of the cases of triple talaq reported since the Supreme Court’s judgement.
On December 28, a resident of Rampur’s Azimnagar said she was given triple talaq for waking up late in the morning.
On December 27, Ghousia Begum, 31, a resident of Hyderabad’s Old City was given triple talaq over the phone by her husband Zahran Hamed Al Rajhi, a resident of Nizwan, Oman.
On December 26, a woman from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, had alleged that she was allegedly given triple talaq on phone by her husband. The woman got married at a very young age wanted to continue her studies. The husband objected to her further studies and threw her out of the house and allegedly gave her divorce by triple talaq on phone.
On December 22, a 24-year-old woman from Bulandshahr district of UP was allegedly gang-raped by three persons, including her husband, who also gave her triple talaq within a week of their marriage.
On December 11, a woman has alleged that her husband gave triple talaq to her and then eloped with her sister after her parents failed to fulfil dowry demand.
On December 10, a woman in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly had alleged that her husband gave her triple talaq after she went to attend Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally. The woman said that she went to thank PM Modi for bringing in legislation to ban instant triple talaq but her husband claimed that he divorced her because of her extramarital affair.
On November 21, a real-estate agent in Hyderabad was booked for allegedly divorcing his wife over the phone by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice.
On November 20, a 27-year-old beautician in Hyderabad was given divorce over the phone just 25 days after marriage.
On November 12, Yasmeen Khalid, the wife of Aligarh Muslim University professor Khalid Bin Yusuf Khan, alleged that her husband divorced her first on WhatsApp and then via a text message. The woman also threatened to commit suicide along with her children in front of AMU’s vice chancellor’s house.
On October 26, an NRI husband divorced his wife through an advertisement in the newspaper. A case was registered by the Hyderabad Police against the qazi who had advised the husband to give triple talaq.
On September 23, a 23-year-old woman and mother of a three-year-old son, lodged a complaint with the Rajkot Mahila police station against her husband for giving her triple talaq and throwing her out of the house 18 months ago.