First case under new Triple Talaq law lodged in Maha

First case under new Triple Talaq law lodged in Maha

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Mumbai, Aug 2: The Mumbai Police in neighbouring Thane district on Friday registered first case in Maharashtra, filed by a woman, under the new Triple Talaq Law, against her Mumbai-based husband, a police official said.

While talking to UNI, Mumbra police senior inspector Madhukar Kad said that a case has been registered by the victim, Jannat Begum Patel (31), against her husband Imtiyaz Ghulam Patel (35) and his family members. Jannat Begum has filed complaint against her husband, invoking relevant provisions of the new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Act, 2019.

“On November 30 last year, the accused (Patel) had given a divorce to the complainant (Jannat Begum) on phone and in a WhatsApp message. Since then, he has been living with another woman in Mumbai, while the complainant is staying with her family in Mumbra since the past around eight months,” the official said.

To a question whether the accused has been arrested or summoned for questioning, PI Kad said investigations were currently underway before the police decide on initiating further suitable action in the matter. It may be recalled that President R N Kovind had on Thursday gave his assent to the Triple Talaq Bill, making the practice of giving instant triple talaq orally a criminal offence with provisions of a jail term of up to three years.

The Triple Talaq Bill or Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 which prohibits divorce by pronouncing "talaq" thrice in one occasion by their husbands, was recently passed by both houses of Parliament.(UNI)