Just two days after the amended Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill was discussed and passed in the Lok Sabha, an incident of Muslim woman been divorced through the Triple Talaq via Whatsapp has surfaced.
As per reports, the woman, Reshma Azeez, who is from Bengaluru, was divorced by her husband, Javeed Khan, a surgeon by profession. He is based in the United States.
"He left me at my parents’ place, and went back to US, and divorced me through a message. I can’t reach my kids. I have met the Joint Secretary of External Affairs Ministry, they are aware of my case. I request Minister Of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj to help me," she said.
In the report, she also says that her husband to whom she was married for 15 years used to abuse her emotionally and had been asking her to leave. But he had never asked for a divorce.
The Union Minister for Women and Child Development, Maneka Gandhi has responded to the issue on Twitter and has ensured Azeez justice.
After an hours-long heated debate involving virtually every major party, the Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the amended Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, also known as the Triple Talaq bill, with around 245 MPs voting for and about 11 MPs against, with the remaining not present in the house, or like the Congress party, having walked out.
The bill will face its real test on December 31, 2019 as it will be moved in the Rajya Sabha.