UP village backs woman ‘divorced over phone’

Villagers of Niyamu village in Charthawal block, Muzaffarnagar, have rallied behind the woman, holding a panchayat Saturday and deciding to take legal help unless the man accepts his wife and daughter.

By: Express News Service | Agra | Updated: October 17, 2016 9:10 am

A woman in Muzaffarnagar has accused her husband, who works abroad, of divorcing her over the telephone after she gave birth to a girl. Villagers of Niyamu village in Charthawal block, Muzaffarnagar, have rallied behind the woman, holding a panchayat Saturday and deciding to take legal help unless the man accepts his wife and daughter.

Asma Khatoon had married Shahnawaz Hussain of Gangedhi village around two years ago. Shahnawaz got a job in Saudi Arabia three months ago. This was after Asma had the baby girl. Asma alleged that her husband divorced her because she had failed to deliver a boy.

“We were chatting on the phone on October 1 when he started demanding dowry,” Asma told The Indian Express. “He abused me for giving birth birth to a girl, saying this had raised his expenses. When I protested, he said he was divorcing me over phone and disconnected the call.”

Liaquat Pradhan, headman of Niyamu village, said, “We will not let this happen. We will take the help of police as well as court.” Shahnawaz’s family could not be contacted for comment.

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    madan gupta
    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:42 am
    When the government makes law they cry, when they are divorced by 3 Talak they cry.
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      err
      Oct 17, 2016 at 2:44 am
      Great , keep supporting talaq, muslim women deserves it for producing such evil persons
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        Sunny
        Oct 17, 2016 at 6:19 am
        Why they want police and court help.Go to your Muslim Law Board and settle your matter there.
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          V
          Oct 17, 2016 at 1:38 am
          Government is on the right track to end triple talaq. Communists are desh drohis, they just want BJP to fail. So do the Congress, SP and JD (U) politicians. High time to endlt;br/gt;triple talaq and bring Uniform Civil Code for everyone in the country.
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