The Hyderabad police registered a case on Monday against an NRI, after he reportedly divorced his wife through an advertisement.
The Hussainialam police said that the accused, identified as Mohammed Manaziruddin, a resident of London, married a 24-year-old woman from Hyderabad in September 2015, Deccan Chronicle reported.
“Manaziruddin promised to take me to London, but he never did. After the marriage, he came to India twice and was in touch with me until this July. I found out that he had placed an advertisement for divorce in May without telling me about it,” the DC report quoted the victim as saying.
Following this, a case of cheating has been registered against the accused. This is not the first such case to surface from Hyderabad.
In April this year, a Saudi Arabia-based banker, Mohammed Mushtaquddin ended his marriage with a 25-year-old woman in Hyderabad, after taking out an advertisement in a local newspaper, for divorce.
The woman said that they had recently returned to Hyderabad from the Midde East and the couple even had a 10-month baby.
''If I did anything wrong, he should have spoken to me and my parents. If I was wrong he should have given talaaq in front of everyone as he has married me in front of all relatives. 'Why did he run away to Saudi Arabia without meeting me... and divorce me through an ad even with a 10-month-old baby," she told NDTV.
In the same month, another incident involved the Hyderabad Police arresting a man, for sending a postcard with “triple talaq” to divorce his new wife, even as he was still legally married to his first wife.
The man mailed the "triple talaq" postcard to his address on the eighth day of their marriage.
In March, two Muslim women from Hyderabad's Old City area approached the High Court over receiving a ‘Triple Talaq’ from their husbands, through WhatsApp.
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.
Instant Triple Talaq is interpreted as the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice.
In August this year, in a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court by a 3-2 decision struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
However, the minority judgment concluded that "talaq-e-biddat" was a matter of personal law of Muslims that does not breach the Constitution's Article 25 (right to practice one's religion).