A Chhattisgarh woman was allegedly given ‘triple talaq’ by her husband over the phone as she failed to give birth to a child. A case has been registered at the Kunkuri police station of Chhattisgarh’s Jashpur under Section 4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019.

Speaking about the case, Bhaskar Sharma, SHO, Kunkuri, said, “A woman complained that her husband had given her triple talaq (divorce) on the phone. She married Ishtiaq Alam of Balumat, Jharkhand, in 2007. However, her husband and father-in-law tortured her for not giving birth to a child.”

He added, “She came to her maternal home for some time, and when she called her husband to take her back, he gave divorce to her on the phone. So we’ve registered the case, and the accused will be arrested soon.

According to police, the woman’s husband has stopped talking to her and married another girl.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019, which Parliament passed in July 2019, makes the practice of instant divorce through the so-called “triple talaq” among Muslims a punishable offence.