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Mohd Fahad

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Wife Receives ‘Triple Talaq’ Via Speed Post In Jaisalmer

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  •  September 12, 2017

Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the instant triple talaq among Muslims citing it “unconstitutional”. But it has failed to deter society from practising it.

A Muslim woman in Pokhran area of Jaisalmer district has received a letter from her husband through which he has conveyed his ‘triple talaq’ message to her. The ‘divorce’ letter, sent through speed post, was received by the woman early this month.

The woman, Kalsum, resident of Mangolai village in Pokhran, married Mohammad Arshad, resident of a neighbouring village Kali Magri, three years ago.

According to the Kalsum’s family, ever since her marriage, Kulsum’s in-laws would often beat up her and send her back to her parental house. The elders of the villages would reconcile the matters, but only to have her abuse repeated. “The husband would say that she was dark complexioned and he won’t keep her. They also made issues about dowry,” said Abdul Aziz, Kalsum’s cousin.

On September 1, Kalsum received a letter from her husband dated August 14. “Nobody being literate in their family, they could not read it. It was in Urdu and my uncle thought it would have something to do with land or property,” said Aziz, who teaches in a madrasa in Kota.

When Aziz saw the letter, he told Kalsum’s family that her husband has given her ‘triple talaq’ through the letter. The letter was sent from Saharanpur near Deoband, where her husband had gone to study, but could not take admission, Aziz said. The woman’s family approached the police on September 8.

The police said they have received a complaint from the woman’s family about domestic violence and harassment over dowry. “We have lodged a case against the husband’s family for cruelty to woman. Although we heard that the woman has been given triple talaq, no official mention was made by the complainant,” said Manak Ram, station house officer, Pokhran. He said the police have recorded Kalsum’s statements and started investigations.

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