Even as the Supreme Court of India decides on the validity of triple talaq, a couple has been arrested in Hyderabad for assaulting their daughters in law for refusing to leave the house. Two US based brothers sent across triple talaq messages to their wives through WhatsApp. When the two ladies refused to leave the house, they were allegedly assaulted by the parents of the boys.
The brothers Abdul Sohail and Abdul Aqil had also put up a display photo of triple talaq on their mobile phones to convey the message to their wives. According to the complaint the two ladies living in the Moghalpur area of Hyderabad were assaulted when they refused to leave the house. Following the complaint the police arrested Mohammad Hafiz and Athiya Begum.
The two brothers had left for New York to work with a private firm. Abdul who had married Heena in 2012 and has two children. Abdul Aqil married Mehreen Noor in 2015 and have one child. As per the complaint, the two brothers had since the past two months sending messages seeking a divorce.
The two women told the police that around five days back they had received a message seeking divorce. The two brothers even put up triple talaq as their display picture on WhatsApp. However we refused to accept it as we had done nothing wrong, they said.
The two women were asked to leave the house. They sat outside the house in protest.
When the cops intervened their father-in-law said that his sons had divorced them as per the Sharia law. The two women complained that when they refused to leave the premises they were assualted.