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First case under new Triple Talaq Law registered in Mathura

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Aug 2, 2019, 1:29 pm IST
Updated : Aug 2, 2019, 1:29 pm IST

On the basis of a complaint by the victim's mother, a case was registered under section 4 of the Triple Talaq Law.

When she refused to pull money for the dowry, Ikram pronounced 'Talaq-Talaq-Talaq' and walked away. (Photo: Representational)
 When she refused to pull money for the dowry, Ikram pronounced 'Talaq-Talaq-Talaq' and walked away. (Photo: Representational)

New Delhi: First case under the newly enacted Triple Talaq Law was registered, where a man from Uttar Pradesh's Mathura gave instant divorce to his wife in the middle of the road for refusing to arrange dowry amount of Rs 1 lakh, IANS reported.

On the basis of a complaint by the victim's mother, a case was registered under section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection for Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.

On Thursday when the couple met for reconciliation, Ikram demanded Rs 1 lakh to continue in the marriage with Jumirat.

When she refused to pull money for the dowry, Ikram pronounced "Talaq-Talaq-Talaq" and walked away according to the complaint by the mother of the victim.

Mathura Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said a case under the new Triple Talaq Act was registered.

On Thursday, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the Triple Talaq Bill, which criminalises instant 'triple talaq' among Muslims and attracts a jail term of three years for the husband.

On July 30, the Central government had scored a major victory in the Rajya Sabha on the back of cracks in the Opposition when the House passed the Triple Talaq Bill after rejecting the Opposition's demand to refer the Bill to the Select Committee.

The Bill was passed with 99 members in its favour while 84 members voted against it in the final division.

In the division on referring the Bill to the Select Committee, the government got 100 votes while 84 voted against it.

The BJP led NDA government, which does not have a majority in the Upper House, managed to smooth-sail for the contentious Bill because parties like AIADMK, which has 11 members and JDU, with six, walked out after recording their opposition to the Bill. The BJD had supported the Bill.

At least five members of the Congress, some from Trinamool Congress, SP, BSP and others belonging to parties like BSP, YSRCP, and TRS reportedly abstained from voting. NCP's Sharad Pawar and Praful Patel and Jharna Das Baidya of CPI(M) were also absent.

Tags: triple talaq law, muslim women (protection for rights on marriage) act, 2019, ram nath kovind, rajya sabha
Location: India, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura