This 19-year-old Muslim bride divorced her husband over phone and the reason deserves an applause

'Talaaq, talaaq, talaaq'.

Published: July 27, 2016 4:16 pm
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You are aware of the three words “talaaq, talaaq, talaaq” that are used by some Muslim men in certain parts of the world to divorce their wives. But this 19-year-old Lucknow girl Mohsina turned the tables on her husband when she said “talaaq, talaaq, talaaq” over the phone as her husband and his family demanded dowry, reported The Telegraph.

Reportedly, during the unofficial panchayat that was held for hearing the case, Mohsina’s husband Mohammed Arif put the phone on speaker and apologised to his bride for asking for dowry. But the woman didn’t relent and said the three words, much to her husband’s shock. The panchayat then asked Arif to say the words and finalise the divorce because it’s the husband’s word that’s followed.

Arif demanded more dowry from Mohsina on the wedding night itself. She called her mother Anwari Begum who immediately asked her to return. A few people from the village went and brought Mohsina back to Bhagwanpur-Nangla, 10 km away from Arif’s house in Baghpat district’s Daha.

The panchayat also asked Arif’s family to pay Rs 2 lakh to the bride’s mother, the money that she had spent on the wedding. Also, they ordered the prohibition of any wedding in Arif’s family for the next three years. These rulings are obviously not legal but hold immense value in the local communities.

“Both Hindus and Muslims had agreed to last month’s decision against the practice of dowry. That’s why the village elders decided to punish Sattar’s family,” Sunil Kumar, who had presided over the panchayat, told The Telegraph.

The imam of Jama Masjid in Daha, Maulana Mohammad Farman, reportedly said that the divorce over the phone was valid. “The village elders heard it. The bride and the groom identified each other on the mobile phone. A community is free to ostracise a greedy family,” he was quoted as saying.

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  1. A
    Jul 28, 2016 at 12:09 pm
    I like it,these was my imagination that one day a girl shld do this,i no doubt praise her for her this act,bravo👏👏👏👏👏
    1. Kalyan Deb
      Aug 4, 2016 at 10:25 am
      The girl is still a teenager. Let them (same man and woman) marry each other after 3 years and all expenses paid by the man's family. Only if the girl agrees to.
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        Jai hind
        Dec 27, 2016 at 9:04 am
        Good joke ..but a gal can ... Don't highlight the weaker poin degrade .. Education is given tonus to be on neutral side and understand things by using our own understanding skills. ...dont mind ..but I don't wanna miss this opportunity to make u all understand that Muslim females have importance in their religion ...
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          Butai DG
          Jul 29, 2016 at 6:28 pm
          women showing courage and believing in law of the land is a great sign of law awareness in India. we get many such stories in law firms and following the law farm content in india
          1. Venkataraman Jagadesan
            Jul 29, 2016 at 2:43 am
            Some thing fantastic to note and we hope that all religions the dowry is totally banned. Hats off to the muslim girl. Jai HInd.
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