Muslim man named Mohammad Haneef of Hyderabad married a girl, had first night relationship, said triple talaq!!!
Police initially registered a case of cheating, and arrested him. He managed to escape from the clutches of law as the case was a simple one.
The Hyderabad police added Section 376 (rape) of the IPC in the case after the victim charged that the accused married her for sexual exploitation. “The accused got bail in the case. We’re now probing the sexual exploitation angle,” South Zone DCP V. Satyanarayana told
The police decided to re-arrest Haneef on the sexual assault charge after seeking cancellation of the bail granted to him.
Mumbai women activists say the majority of triple talaq cases are unilateral, and letters and phone calls have been largely replaced with SMSes and WhatsApp messages.
“Triple talaq is un-Islamic and un-Quranic,” said Islamic scholar Zeenat Shaukat Ali, adding that all eyes are now on the Supreme Court that will hear the triple talaq case in May.
“Women have a lot of expectations from the court. The practice must come to a halt.” Triple talaq is oral divorce wherein the husband demands separation by mentioning the word talaq thrice. There is no law to protect Muslim women from the practice.
Zakia Soman, co-founder of the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), said the lack of legal framework is the main reason behind the suffering of many Muslim women.
“The men are not bound or accountable. Even the clerics are not accountable and, in most cases, they support men. That is why when action is taken against a man once in a while, as in Hyderabad, everyone is surprised,” said Ms. Soman.
The BMMA conducted a survey in 2015 on 525 divorced Muslim women, of which 349 were divorced unilaterally.
It has demanded a ban on triple talaq. Last year, it ran a social media campaign in which 30 women from across the country shared their stories.
Shias want ban on Triple Talaq:
Terming the triple talaq (giving divorce by pronouncing talaq thrice) primitive and inhumane, the All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) on Wednesday demanded enactment of a law to ban such a practice.
The community leaders also sought a complete ban on cow slaughter and amicable settlement of Ram Temple-Babri Masjid dispute.
“The board is of the view that the practice of triple talaq should be abolished as it is against women and an act of cruelty.
“The government should enact a law to ban the practice,” Maulana Yasoob Abbas said after AISPLB’s executive committee meeting here.
Does Islam allow a man to hit his wife?
Yes, but only if she doesn’t do as he asks. The beating must stop if the woman complies with her husband’s demands. Behind verbal abuse and abandonment, beating is intended as last resort solution to coerce submission.
Quran (4:34) – “Men are the maintainers of women because Allah has made some of them to excel others and because they spend out of their property; the good women are therefore obedient, guarding the unseen as Allah has guarded; and (as to) those on whose part you fear desertion, admonish them, and leave them alone in the sleeping-places and beat them; then if they obey you, do not seek a way against them; surely Allah is High, Great.” Contemporary translations sometimes water down the word ‘beat’, but it is the same one used in verse 8:12 and clearly means ‘to strike’.
How to beat a wife: Quran (38:44) – “And take in your hand a green branch and beat her with it, and do not break your oath…” Allah telling Job to beat his wife (Tafsir).