HYDERABAD: Two Muslim women approached the Hyderabad High Court regarding the ‘Triple Talaq’ (divorce) pronounced by their husbands, presently residing in the US, through WhatApp.
One of the petitioners said she tolerated the harassment meted out by her in-laws with a hope that her husband may call her to the US. However, the husband also resorted to mental harassment through phone and messages, she submitted.
As for the second petitioner, who has two daughters out of the wedlock, the in-laws increased their harassment after birth of second child. They told her since their son had already pronounced talaq, she is no longer was their daughter-in-law. However, the petitioner said she has no knowledge regarding the Talaq.
While seeking police protection, they asked the court to issue directions to authorities concerned to frame guidelines to protect married Muslim women from wrong ways of pronouncing ‘Triple Talaq’. They requested the court to declare the action of unofficial respondents – their husbands Osman and Syed (brothers), and in-laws – as illegal, arbitrary and violation of Article 14 and 21 of Constitution and also violation of Muslim Personal Law Board and dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act.