Man stuns wife in Delhi court: Gave triple talaq four years ago

The woman had no idea he had given her talaq.

Written by Kaunain Sheriff M | New Delhi | Published:May 3, 2017 4:38 am
As the Supreme Court prepares to hold daily sittings from May 11 on the legality of triple talaq, this woman is now preparing to fight her own legal battle against triple talaq before the designated mahila court. (Representational image)

Making his first appearance in court in three years to answer charges of domestic violence and marrying another woman without divorcing the first, a man stunned his wife — and a Delhi court room — when he announced he had divorced her through triple talaq almost four years ago. She had no idea he had given her talaq. Last Friday, in the mahila court of Metropolitan Magistrate Neha Paliwal in Tis Hazari, the 35-year-old man, a scrap dealer in Old Delhi who earns Rs 2 lakh a month, faced his wife, a 28-year-old, for the first time in three years. He then announced he had filed a document: “The respondent has given talaq to the applicant on 22 September, 2013. Talaqnama is enclosed herewith.” Advocate Shubra Mendiratta, counsel for the woman, said: “For three years, he did not appear at a single hearing. Now he says that he has given talaq. It is only in the court that the woman has been told that her husband has given talaq. We will challenge the authenticity of the document. More importantly, we will challenge the triple talaq.”

As the Supreme Court prepares to hold daily sittings from May 11 on the legality of triple talaq, this woman is now preparing to fight her own legal battle against triple talaq before the designated mahila court. The case dates back to 2014 when the woman moved the mahila court, alleging that she was “physically tortured and abused”, and sought legal action under the Domestic Violence Act. She also sought maintenance, and told the court that her husband had married another woman without divorcing her.

“That on 22 July, 2014, the aggrieved person came to know that the respondent has again married. That the respondent neither has given any divorce nor maintainence nor has returned the Istridhan, dowry articles but he has remarried,” documents filed in court stated. Her husband has now told the court that he pronounced talaq on September 29, 2013. He has also claimed he settled the mahr amount of Rs 25,000 on the first night of the marriage.

“As per Muslim law, I am sending a sum of Rs 6,000 by way of separate money order for maintenance of 3 months for Iddat period,” the document filed by the man stated. Mahr is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid or promised to pay by the groom, or by groom’s father, to the bride at the time of marriage, that legally becomes her property. While iddat is the period a woman must observe after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man.

Court documents revealed that these papers were filed after the court had imposed a fine of Rs 2,000 for not filing a proper reply. “Only the father has appeared before the court and filed a reply. The court then imposed a fine. Only after this, the man has come forward and suddenly filed a talaqnama in his defence. For three years, no such document was filed,” advocate Mendiratta said.

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    Mukaddam
    May 4, 2017 at 2:08 am
    Men of this type are worse than animals. They shall be castrated so that they cannot marry again , to use and ruin lives of other women. Abash Triple Talaq an Triple Halalas
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      R Kamat
      May 3, 2017 at 7:34 pm
      There may be several hundreds of such cases of extreme harrasment in the name of religious practices, not in conformity with either law or any social norm, putting the women and their children at the mercy of God only knows who. It is long overdue that these are decided by the SC, and it should not go by the arguments of the " males only " representative-organisations.
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        SADIQ
        May 3, 2017 at 2:35 pm
        Hand in gloves
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          Uttrakhandi
          May 3, 2017 at 1:59 pm
          And court was sleeping on this for 3 years!!! And we still say we have faith in judicial system!!!
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            M. AHMAD
            May 3, 2017 at 11:14 am
            HINDU FANATICS ARE BUSY TO MAKE EVERY INDIAN PROBLEM , HINDU MUSLIM. THEY FORGET THAT MUSLIMS ARE ALSO THE CITIZEN OF INDIA. AND IF THEIR IS PROBLEM AMONG THEM , THEY WILL SOLVE IT. THESE FANATICS ARE TAKING UNDUE INTEREST IN MUSLIMS PROBLEMS. AND POLITICIZE IT.
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              NA
              May 3, 2017 at 11:23 am
              Have you read Indian History? What about the B$tard Muhhamed Ghori, Taimur Aurangzeb. All are Born Terrorists Who invaded Indian & Killed Lakhs of Hindus & Raped Many Hindus. Have you read Quran ? Who is Kafir? What is Gajwa-E-Hind?Who Killed Your Poppat & Why, If you can't Answar the Question Then You are the Biggest Liar.
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                jackal
                May 3, 2017 at 2:22 pm
                Ok you answer these questions: 1. who are 'aghori sadhus', who eat human flesh from dead bodies at ganga ghats. You guys allow your real mothers and sisters to be eaten by them, but want to stop cow slaughter. 2. Is it OK to just marry, abandon your wives, without even a divorce, and just move on? 3. You kick your mothers and sisters and daughters as soon as they become widows to vrindavan or whereever to fend for themselves as you think they are inau ious. Go die of shame, if you have any.
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                Mayasandra Varadarajan
                May 3, 2017 at 12:20 pm
                As per you if MUSLIMS are also Human beings then it is duty of every Human being to get involved to fight against any injustice / Crime against Muslim ladies. Muslim ladies are also daughters of this land.
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                  romi
                  May 3, 2017 at 2:13 pm
                  we all know how you muslim men solve your problem by just uttering talaq thrice & then getting another wife You Muslim Personal Board is completely controlled by men shame on you people for treating women so cheaply
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                    AKG
                    May 3, 2017 at 4:02 pm
                    THIS IS A HINDU COUNTRY AS PER PAR ION IN 1947 WAS ON THE BASIS OF RELIGION. SOME HINDUS IN POWER AT THAT TIME LIKE MR. HI AND NEHRU CHOSE TO MAKE IT AS SECULAR BUT MOST MUSLIMS WERE PROGRESSIVE LOT THEN. LOOKING AT CURRENT REGRESSION OF MUSLIMS THERE IS NEED FOR UNIFORM CIVIL CODE TO TACKLE THE REGRESSIVE MUSLIMS BESIDES WORLD HAS PROGRESSED SINCE ISLAM BECAME RELIGION 1500 YEARS BACK. ALSO INDIA SHOULD OFFICIALLY DECLARE AS HINDU COUNTRY LIKE STAN HAS DONE BY DECLARING IT AS ISLAMIC COUNTRY. ONE SHOULD NOT HAVE SELECTIVE HARD FEE S.
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                    Rasik
                    May 3, 2017 at 11:02 am
                    Mimi sir u read ever Indian history...u can guess that when mogul ruled India. What is economic growth rate India. If u can go to any Indian state...u can understand look all old monuments...before just bashing try to understand and study..
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                      Rasik
                      May 3, 2017 at 10:56 am
                      Viyan u told right.. India's onky one problem is triple talq and cows.still indians sleeping on road..they don't have proper toilet. It is one day news only. our jawans killed by pak mao terrorist..if any one or two cases happened from crores of muslims that get hype..any way it is good for muslims. Because even muslims will aware of this things happening still in community. future they can make zero triple talaq in community..
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                        mimi sur
                        May 3, 2017 at 10:38 am
                        Pseudo-liberals cry when inhumane slaughtering is banned, but they remain silent on these important issues. A uneducated uncultured muslim earns 2L per month and see how he behaves with his wife . Then pseudo-seculars will say they are financially backward . All problem lies in Islam. Islam needs a serious revamp, otherwise they will destroy this country and make it another Syria.
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