Talaq over girl child: Muslim woman seeks justice at Yogi Adityanath’s Janta Darbar

The practice of 'triple talaq' (divorce) allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by just saying the word 'talaq' three times.

In recent times, several Muslim women have raised their voice against the concept of ‘triple talaq’, in which their husbands ruin their lives in a matter of time by taking the unilateral decision to divorce them.

One such young Muslim woman came to the ‘Janta Darbar’ of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi today to seek justice from the government. Adityanath hosts a regular Janta Darbar to address to the problems of the public in an open space.

The young woman identified as Sabreen, reportedly said that after harassing her since marriage, her husband gave her talaq (divorce) on phone. She said that she hopes that the CM give her the justice.

The practice of triple talaq allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by saying the word ‘talaq’ (divorce) three times.

According to reports, the husband was angry with Sabreen as she had given birth to a girl child, hence, he decided to leave her and gave her divorce over the phone.

On March 30, the Supreme Court fixed May 11 for the commencement of hearing on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy practices among Muslims.

A bench comprising of Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justice DY Chandrachud said the matter will be heard by a Constitution bench during the summer vacation.

Large number of people turned up in Lucknow to address their complaints to the UP CM in a session of Janata Darbar. Women and unemployed youth were amongst those who had reached Lucknow to attend this session.

Adityanath will hold these Janata Darbar weekly and directly listen to the grievances of the people. Two Janata Darbar per week is allowed and CM Yogi is expected to hold these meetings twice.