This move comes around a week after the two women filed police cases against their relatives.

After Triple Talaq over WhatsApp Hyderabad women move High CourtImage for representation: PTI
news News Sunday, March 12, 2017 - 07:48

Two Muslim women from Hyderabad's Old City area have approached the High Court over receiving a ‘Triple Talaq’ from their husbands, through WhatsApp.

According to reports, one of the petitioners complained that she was constantly harassed by her husband and her in-laws.

The other, who has two children from the marriage alleged that she was harassed after her second child also turned out to be a girl.

Asking the court to declare the 'divorces' illegal and arbitrary, they also asked the HC to issue directions to the authorities concerned, to frame rules and guidelines to spell out the ways in which a 'Triple Talaq' would be valid and when it wouldn't.

This move comes around a week after the two women filed police cases against their relatives.

The Moghulpura police registered a case against the relatives of Mehreen Noor, for allegedly harassing her, after her husband sent her a 'divorce' from the US.

Mehreen's sister-in-law, Syed Heena Fatima, has also lodged a separate complaint against her husband.

“After marriage I found out that my husband’s name is Usman Qureshi. And now, without a reason, he sent me a divorce notice. They have made marriage into a joke,” Mehreen had earlier told Times Now.

At the time, Fatima told Times Now, “I have two children, who will take care of my children? Sharia law lets you divorce me, but who is going to look after our children? Doesn’t Sharia law ask of you to take care of your children?”

Triple Talaq is interpreted as the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. 

Already, the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) has demanded a ban on Triple Talaq and also stated that men who arbitrarily give divorce must be punished.

The board had also sought a ban on 'Nikal halala', which mandates that a woman divorced through Triple Talaq has to marry another man and consummate the second marriage before she is eligible to remarry her first husband.

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