Khalid Shaikh has been charged under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act after a case was filed at Shanti Nagar police station late Saturday night by his wife.
The incident came to light when a team from the state child care helpline visited her for counselling at a village under the district's Budhana police station on August 6.
The police said the accused wanted to marry a woman but as his wife did not give the consent for it, she was subjected to torture.
In Kerala, the cases of instant divorce, slumped to just 19 from a total of 23,233 during 1985-2019, an average of 683 cases per year.
The survey was conducted among women between the age group of 18-72 years. None of the respondents were in a polygamous marriage.
Reacting to this, Shia religious leader Maulana Saif Abbas said, the government should look more into the education of children and their stay.
Aleem Khan, City Superintendent of Police said that the accused were arrested and produced before a court, they have been sent to jail.
According to the complaint lodged by the victim, she was harassed over dowry and when their demands were not met, Aftab gave instant triple talaq to her.
The PIL sought to delete clauses 4 to 7 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018.
The woman, who got married last year, also alleged that her husband had inflicted burn injuries on her with cigarettes.
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However, he skirted the question on whether the government will bring an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a criminal offence if a political consensus eludes the issue.
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A man who reportedly divorced his wife by uttering 'talaq' three times has been booked on charges of harassing the woman for dowry, the police said.
Hundreds of burqa-clad women participated in the silent protest holding placards printed with slogans opposing the bill.
Thousands of Muslim women staged a silent protest march at Azad Maidan, demanding the withdrawal of the bill banning 'Triple Talaq' passed by Lok Sabha last December.