HYDERABAD: On a day when the Hyderabad High Court accepted the case filed by two women from the city, who were pronounced triple talaq by their husbands residing in the US through WhatsApp, the women said Sharia was misused in their case.
One of the petitioners, Mehreen Noor told Express, “My husband Usman Quraishi typed talaq thrice for no fault of mine. I have not even been able to talk to him ever since then. I do believe in Sharia but in my case it is being misused.”
“This divorce in violation of Article 14 and 21 of our Constitution and also violation of Muslim Personal Law Board and dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act. Hence, I will go by the uniform civil code to seek justice, she pointed out.”
Meanwhile, seconding her stand, Mehreen’s sister-in-law Syeda Fatima, whose in-laws stated that their son Syed Fayazuddin has pronounced triple talaq to her, said, “After admitting me to hospital for delivery in January, 2016, my husband did not come to see me once. Meanwhile, my in-laws told my husband that I went with the child to my mother instead of coming to him,” she said.
“This is how they infuriated him against me and he left for the US without meeting us. Now, my in-laws say that he divorced me and sent me a notice. I have not received any such notice,” she added.
“I am tired of different Muslim scholars and clergies coming up with different interpretations of Sharia to solve our case,” she added.
The two women have also been seeking protection alleging that their father-in-law M Hafeez had attempted to kill them when they were protesting for justice.
Hafeez and his wife Atiya Kulsoom have been booked under Indian Penal Code sections 307 (attempt to murder) and 354 (assault or criminal force to woman with intent to outrage her modesty) and are in jail.
Syeda, said that her in-laws have threatened her that they will answer to her demands by quashing the divorce through a fatwa.
However, she along with her parents maintain that this is baseless as fatwa is only legal opinion, it is not a judgment.