HC issues notice to Punjab in triple talaq case

Woman accuses husband of give ‘triple talaq’ on WhatsApp

HC issues notice to Punjab in triple talaq case

Photo for representation. — iStock

Saurabh Malik

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 7

In, perhaps, the first case here after the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, criminalising triple talaq came into force, a Muslim woman has moved the Punjab and Haryana High Court alleging non-registration of an FIR against her husband for the offence.

Taking up the petition through videoconferencing, the High Court today put the State of Punjab and other respondents on notice after taking note of the allegations that the husband gave ‘triple talaq’ on WhatsApp, which was illegal and an offence under Act. Justice Arun Kumar Tyagi also fixed the case for further hearing on March 5.

Her counsel Ferry Sofat submitted that the husband on June 20, last year, sent three messages of “talaq, talaq, talaq” to the petitioner and also forwarded photographs with his new wife, along with the marriage certificate.

Subsequently, the petitioner’s father forwarded a complaint regarding the offence under the Act to the Sangrur Senior Superintendent of Police. Her daughter too filed a representation before the Director-General of Police. But action was not taken. Sofat added the husband was “very influential” having good links with the police authorities, anti-social elements and politicians.

Top Stories

Bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found floating in Ganges in Bihar

Bodies of suspected COVID-19 victims found floating in Ganges in Bihar

District administration claim corpses came with flow of rive...

Central Vista: HC to take up early hearing plea to stop work on Tuesday

Central Vista: HC to take up early hearing plea to stop work on Tuesday

Petitioners had contended that the project was not an essent...

34 teachers die due to Covid in 18 days at AMU

34 teachers die due to Covid in 18 days at AMU

ICMR to study ‘variant'

Centre to SC on vax policy: No judicial interference needed, trust wisdom of executive

Centre to SC on vax policy: No judicial interference needed, trust wisdom of executive

'Any overzealous, though well-meaning judicial intervention ...

Did China 'intentionally release' coronaviruses?

Did China 'intentionally release' coronaviruses?

Reports suggest China probed weaponising coronaviruses five ...

Cities

View All