As the debate surrounding Triple Talaq and uniform civil code intensifies, a woman from Dattotar in Madhya Pradesh has reportedly written a letter in blood to the Chief Justice of India describing how she and her daughter have been harassed for dowry and how her husband abandoned her after triple talaq.
Shabana, Hindi daily Dainik Bhaskar reported, said she does not want to be a burden on her parents and does not wish to live life like this. She wrote that a life like this is like a thousand deaths and appealed for permission to end her and her daughter’s life.
Shabana was married to Tipu Shah and, according to the report, wanted to work after she completed a nursing course. However, her husband wanted her to work in the fields. She also claimed Shah has married again.
According to the photo of the letter posted by Hindi news website, Patrika, Shabana wrote she was married to Shah as per Muslim rituals on May 25, 2011 and has a four-year-old daughter, Tahzeeb with him. Shah divorced her giving triple talaq and informed her that he has “no interest in her”. Shah married another woman on November 19, 2016.
In her letter written in Hindi, she also added that she vehemently opposes the Muslim personal law, for which the future of her and the child have been ruined. She added that she has faith in Indian judiciary and hoped that many women like her would get proper justice.
Shabana said she does not want to be a burden on her parents and does not wish to live life like this. She wrote that a life like this is like a thousand deaths and appealed for permission to end her and her daughter’s life.