The Hush Post: A Muslim woman from Lucknow was allegedly given triple talaq (divorce) twice and forced to sleep with her husband’s father and brother under Nikah Halala, an Islamic practice.
The victim woman, Shabina, alleged on Monday that after been given triple talaq twice, she was forced to sleep, consummate marriage with her father-in-law and brother-in-law, under Nikah Halala, so that her husband could marry her again, a report said.
The victim also alleged said that she was threatened to be declared an outcast if she revolts against the practice. Shabina said that she has threats for her life from the “members of the community”, it was reported.
The victim alleged that her husband had given her triple talaq, and then she was forced to sleep with husband’s father and consummate the marriage under Nikah Halala so that her husband could marry her again after she gets divorced from her father-in-law. Shabina alleged she was again given instant tripe talaq and was now being forced to sleep with her brother-in-law, the report said.
Then Shabina narrated her ordeal to Nida Khan, who herself has been a victim of Nikal Halala and fighting against it since then. Nida Khan helped her in lodging a complaint against five men. The two women alleged that the local clerics told them that “people who do not follow Shariat are automatically considered out of the Islam” and those who raise their voice against Shariat will face dire consequences”, it was reported.
Meanwhile, refuting the charges, Bareilly’s Shekhar Imam Mufti Khurshid Alam reportedly told News18 that they don’t throw anyone out of the community. “Some people are giving statements against Talaq and Halala just to gain media attention…” Alam was quoted in the report.
The latest incident came a day after a man gave triple talaq to his wife after she gave birth to a baby girl. The woman complained that her husband abused and asked her for dowry as she didn’t give birth to a boy. She further said that the man asked for money and a bike as she gave birth to a girl. The police said a complaint had been lodged and an investigation is in process, the report said.