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Odisha: Father fails to give bullet for dowry, woman gets triple talaq

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Oct 30, 2018, 5:58 am IST
Updated : Oct 30, 2018, 5:58 am IST

The incident took place at Balisahi village under Aul block in Kendrapara district.

This comes a month after the Central government passed an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. (Representational image)
 This comes a month after the Central government passed an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence. (Representational image)

Bhubaneswar: In a case of instant triple talaq, a man in Odisha’s Kendrapara district allegedly pronounced talaq thrice to his wife as her parents didn’t give him a bullet as a gift in dowry, police said Monday.

This comes a month after the Central government passed an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence.

The incident took place at Balisahi village under Aul block in Kendrapara district.

According to reports, Sheikh Riza Ahmed had pronounced triple talaq thrice to his wife Taqsima Khatun over phone on October 10.

The matter came to light after the woman lodged a complaint with Aul police on Sunday. Following this, a case was registered against Ahmed under new Muslim Women (Protection of Rights of Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 at Aul police station.

“Over phone, my husband called Sheikh Riza Ahmed is giving triple talaq to Taqsima Khatun,” the woman told the media.

Sheikh Abdul Munan, father of Taqsima, said his son-in-law had been demanding a bullet as dowry.

“He (Sheikh Riza Ahmed) was torturing my daughter and gave triple talaq only for this reason,” he added.

The in-laws denied the charge, saying it was an attempt to defame the entire family.

Tags: triple talaq, dowry
Location: India, Odisha, Bhubaneswar