BJP condemns Amroha triple talaq shocker

| Updated: Apr 24, 2017 11:56 IST

Mumbai/Lucknow, [India], Apr 24 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the 'Amroha triple talaq', saying it is high time to abolish the Islamic practice to dissolve marriage which was destroying Muslim women's life. With a united India calling for abolishment of the triple talaq, yet another shocking incident come to fore in BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh where a national level netball player was divorced for giving birth to a girl child. "This is one more case where triple talaq is used to destroy a woman's life. It speaks about a certain mindset. It's high time we consider doing away with triple talaq and come up with equality for women irrespective of her caste creed and community," BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI. Meanwhile, Hina Zaheer, the first woman Qazi described the incident as shameful while saying that Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath would take strict action in the issue. "It is a very shameful incident. I think a person, who gives talaq to his wife on the birth of a girl child, is not even a real Muslim and hence he has no right to give talaq like this. I am hopeful that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will take stern action in the matter," Zaheer told ANI. Shumayala Javed, a national level champion for seven times, hails from Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh. She was married to Azam Abbasi, a resident of Lucknow's Gosaiganj area in 2014. "On February 9, 2014, I got married to Azam Abbasi. From the starting, my in-laws used to torture me for dowry. They used to exploit me. Every now and then, they used to ask for dowry from my father," Shumayala told ANI as her daughter kept crying waiting for her mother to take her into her arms. Narrating her ordeal, she shared how her in-laws used to harass her post marriage. "In June 2014, my father gave them Rs. two lakh. For some time, they treated me well. My husband's sister even tried to put me on fire. In September, my father again deposited Rs. one lakh in their account," she said. "When they learnt that I was pregnant, they said they want a son and threatened me of dire consequences if I gave birth to a baby girl. They even conducted an ultrasound to know whether I was pregnant with a baby boy or a baby girl. When I was eight months pregnant, they dragged me out of their house," she added. "When my daughter was born, they left me stranded. My father took me to my in-laws afterwards but they threatened him as well. My father left me there. But my in-laws kept on abusing me, both physically and mentally. In April, my husband divorced me through triple talaq," she added. She also alleged that no one helped her, not even the police or the administration. Now, Shumayala, who has participated in All India championships for four times, is left with no option but to knock the doors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding justice. "I have written a letter to the Prime Minister and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. I expect them to help me get justice. I urge the Prime Minister to help me in this grave situation. He should set an example for all such people, who divorce their wives through triple talaq," she said. (ANI)