Two Muslim women who were victims of triple talaq given on WhatsApp by their NRI husbands moved to Hyderabad High Court seeking justice. Their husbands are presently residing in the US.
The two women who have approached the HC questioning the ‘triple talaq’ pronounced by their husbands, both brothers Osman Qureshi and Sayyazuddin Hafeez, through a WhatsApp message. Mehreen Noor and Syeda Hina Fathima -decried the easy way in which their husbands abandoned them through Whatsapp messages sent to their phones.
“Our marriages were performed as per Muslim rites and customs and any dissolution too should be done in tune with the marriage Act,” they said in their plea.
One of the petitioners alleged that she withstood all the harassment at the hands of her in-laws in the hope that her husband would one day take her to the US. However, the husband, too, started harassing her continuously through phone and WhatsApp messages.
The second petitioner, who is mother of two daughters, too has a similar nightmare to narrate. The torments from her inlaws increased after the birth of the second girl child. They treated her cruelly rejecting her as the wife of their son after he had pronounced `triple talaq’ through WhatsApp. She said that she had no knowledge regarding pronouncement of `talaq’ at any point of time.
The petitioners sought police protection and requested the court to declare the action of their husbands as illegal, arbitrary and violation of Article 14 and 21 of Constitution and also violation of Muslim Personal Law Board and dissolution of Muslim Marriage Act.