Triple talaq over phone, social media prevails

Triple talaq over phone, social media prevails

Despite efforts by several organisations to put an end to triple talaq through telephone and social media, the illegal practice is still in vogue in Hyderabad.

The South Zone police here is currently handling two such cases, where the husbands, residing in the US, have dumped their wives through WhatsApp messages. Mehreen Noor (20), in her compliant with the Moghulpura police, said her husband Usman Qureishi sent her a WhatsApp text, stating talaq thrice. Qureishi’s older brother Sayed Fayazuddin, too, had divorced his wife Heena Fatima in a similar manner six months ago.

According to the police, both women tried to enter their in-laws’ house on Thursday, but were pushed away by their father-in-law. Following this, Qureishi’s parents, Abdul Hafeez and Athiya Khulsum, were arrested. They were presented before a court and remanded in judicial custody.

The State Minorities Commission for AP and Telangana opposed the triple talaq system, saying it caused miseries to millions of Muslim women.

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