<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Days after the Supreme Court (SC) struck down the validity of the practice of talaq-e-biddat, which allows Muslim men to divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word ‘talaq’ thrice, a woman on Monday registered a police complaint against her husband in Greater Noida.In her complaint, the woman, 36-year-old Rehana Begum, said her husband of 15 years, Waseem, granted her instant talaq after she came to know of his extra-marital affair. Rehana said Waseem, a mechanic by profession, divorced her in the presence of her in-laws and a neighbour at his paternal house in Meerut on August 17.The complainant, who hails from Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district, said they have four daughters. The couple had been living in the Dadri area of Gautam Budh Nagar for the last one year.”My husband had been in a relationship with a woman for the last few months. He had stopped giving money to me and my daughters. When I questioned him a few days ago, he gave me triple talaq,” Rehana said.”I was asked to immediately leave my in-laws’ house and was abused and threatened,” she said, adding that as soon as she got to know about the Apex Court’s verdict, she decided to file a police complaint in the matter.”How can this talaq be valid when the SC itself has scrapped it? I will never accept it and I request the police to take strict action against my husband. Where will I go with my four daughters? We demand justice,” Rehana added.According to the police, no FIR has been registered in the case but they have started an investigation into the matter. “We have visited the in-laws of the woman and they are ready to let her stay at their house. Waseem, however, is still absconding and the police are trying to trace him,” a senior police officer said.He added: “We need to hear Waseem’s side before lodging an FIR in the matter. If charges levelled by the woman are found to be true, a case will be registered against him in Meerut, where the incident took place.”

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Woman files plaint after husband gives her instant talaq