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Woman refuses to accept talaq, moves court against husband

Woman refuses to accept talaq, moves court against husband
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Woman Refuses to Accept Talaq, Moves Court Against Husband. The case brings alive memories of the famous Shah Bano case of 1985, in which a bench of the Supreme Court had upheld the 62-year-old\'s right to claim maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of CrPC

The case brings alive memories of the famous Shah Bano case of 1985, in which a bench of the Supreme Court had upheld the 62-year-old's right to claim maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of CrPC

Bareilly: A 28-year-old Muslim woman, divorced by her husband in 2012 as per Islamic traditions, has refused to accept talaq and instead moved court seeking its annulment.

Sensing trouble, clerics from Barelvi school of Islamic thought have scampered to her husband's support, maintaining that a reunion of the couple is possible as per Islamic law only if the woman remarries and the second husband hands her a talaq and her first husband agrees to marry her again.

The case brings alive memories of the famous Shah Bano case of 1985, in which a bench of the Supreme Court had upheld the 62-year-old's right to claim maintenance from her husband under Section 125 of CrPC. Under pressure from the orthodox sections of the society, the then Congress government had to quickly pass a law (the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986), which diluted the landmark judgment.

In the present case, the woman, Qamar Jahan, a resident of Bhuta Gautiya village in Faridpur block, was married to one Arman, a resident of Shahjahanpur, in 2010. As the two could not get along, the man separated from her by saying talaq three times in 2012. Later, he also handed her the official confirmation of his decision in a signed affidavit.

However, Jahan refused to accept this as formal divorce and conveyed her decision several times over phone to her husband and father-in-law. She also filed a case at the family court in Bareilly, seeking annulment of the divorce.

Hearing her case, the court issued notices to her husband and father-in-law in November this year, said superintendent of police (city) Rajeev Malhotra.

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