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Triple talaq petitioner faces threats, wants protection

"I'm being subjected to abuse ever since the judgement was passed. I'm being accused of being a bad person," the petitioner said.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published: August 25, 2017 10:28 pm

Ishrat Jahan, one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, today wrote to the West Bengal chief minister, seeking security for herself and her children after allegedly facing threats from in-laws and neighbours following the Supreme Court verdict. “Some of her neighbours and even her in-laws are accusing her of having gone against the interests of her community,” Nazia Elahi Khan, legal adviser of Ishrat Jahan, said here.

“Ishrat and her children are being subjected to abuses and threats by her neighbours and some of her in-laws who also stay at Pilkhana in Howrah, the locality where she lives with her children,” Khan said.

“I have written a letter to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking protection for me and my children,” Ishrat told PTI. “Copies of the letter have also been forwarded to the Howrah City Police Commissionerate and the local Golabari police station,” she said. “I’m being subjected to abuse ever since the judgement was passed. I’m being accused of being a bad person,” she said.

“Does someone become a bad person if she speaks for her rights?” asked Ishrat.

Ishrat’s husband had divorced her over phone from Dubai in 2014 by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice, a practice that was struck down by the apex court on August 22. She has a 13-year-old daughter and a seven-year-old son.

Stating that she was “extremely happy with the historic Supreme Court judgement,” Ishrat and her legal advisor wrote to the chief minister that she was being subjected to “threat calls, teases and abuses”.

“I urge you to take steps for providing security to me and my children,” she said in the letter.

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  1. C
    Aug 25, 2017 at 11:18 pm
    This is the reality of the religion where exist only terrorist ideology. Nothing but terrorism is the basis of Islam. They never can digest their defeat on the basis of valid ground. Only gundagardi in Islam. There is no tolerance ideology in Islam. So, total world is affected by their worst ideology.
    1. B
      Aug 25, 2017 at 10:59 pm
      How come Ishrat Jahan is still alive? She was killed in fake encounter long back in Gujarat. It is quite likely that she is still alive as no one killed her, all accused given clean chit.
      1. Pork Kabab
        Aug 26, 2017 at 1:58 am
        Abe ga.dhe, she is a different Ishrat, that Ishrat was "Bihar ki beti". This Ishrat's husband married Mamta Banerjee after divorcing her.
        1. Pork Kabab
          Aug 26, 2017 at 2:00 am
          Her husband married Mamta Banerjee after divorcing her. Now the husband is also in the hospital getting infected by Mamta's dirty h.o.l.e