UP Shocker: Woman Attacked With Acid For Refusing Triple Talaq Over Phone
After having refused to accept triple talaq over phone, a woman in her 40s was attacked with acid allegedly by her in-laws in Neuria area of Pilibhit.
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Pilibhit (UP): A Muslim woman in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district was allegedly attacked by her in-laws with acid on Sunday for refusing to accept triple talaq over the phone.
Rehana, 40, was attacked with acid allegedly by her in-laws in Neuria area of Pilibhit, a source told CNN-News18. "She has burn injuries on her back. We are waiting for the medical report," a police officer said.
Rehana married Matlub 18 years ago, following which she went to the United States with her husband. Their relations soured in 2011 after which they came to India for some time. Matlub went back to the US, assuring Rehana that he would call her there after a few days.
Matlub did not call Rehana back to the United States and told her that he had got a new job in New York. However, a few years ago Matlub called Rehana and divorced her over the phone. Rehana refused to accept the same.
Rehana's in-laws later assaulted her to ensure that she leaves the house and also threw acid on her. "They should be punished for what they did. I want them to be in jail," Rehana told ANI.
On the basis of the complaint filed by the victim, the Uttar Pradesh Police have begun its investigation into the matter. So far, the UP police have registered an FIR against five suspects.
The incident took place a day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) member Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali claimed the hype created on the triple talaq issue is part of a conspiracy and the divorce rate among Muslims is very low (0.5%) compared to other religions.
However, on Sunday, the AIMPLB said that those misusing triple talaq will face social boycott. “It has been decided in the national executive meeting that those misusing triple talaq will face social boycott,” said Firangi.
In another incident, a married woman staged a dharna outside her home in Aligarh on Wednesday after her husband pronounced Triple Talaq and refused to let her enter the house.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged members of the BJP Mahila Morcha to empathise with the Muslim women who have been victims of triple talaq.
According to sources, the PM said that they should be cautious during their interactions and make sure that they don't hurt the religious sentiment of the helpless women.
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