New Delhi: After a man divorced his wife on WhatsApp, the woman on Thursday moved the Delhi court for justice but according to sources, her family is to be in centre of attention in a debate over uniform civil code. In the other hand, the Supreme Court is engaged in hearing the petitions on customs such as triple talaq and polygamy.
The 28-year-old married woman said that she recieved a message on WhatsApp from her husband which says the three words talaq, talaq,talaq three times. Speaking to a local news channel, she said that her life and her 5-year old daughter's life is ruined by those words. She was married at 22 to a man chosen by the family members who left her after she gave birth to a girl child.
She narrated her story as saying that even before the divorce announcement on WhatsApp, she was harrassed on grounds of dowry and assaulted for giving birth to a girl child. A few months ago, she went back to her father's home, where she received her husband's message.
Few of the Muslim clerics who are already against the court opposing the ban on triple talaq and the uniform civil code have expressed anger on the husband. Shaista Amber, president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and petitioner in the Supreme Court said that the clergymen should understand women's misery and lamented that a man cannot use WhatsApp to give talaq to his wife.
The woman's father is said to be in dilemma; whether to move court for justice to his daughter or face clerics in terms of traditions.