Shazia, mother of two daughters, had been married for five years to a factory worker. According to the woman, her husband had been harassing her for the past few years, unhappy with the fact that she had given birth to two daughters, he wanted to get rid of her.
Now Shazia is worried about her two daughters, one four years old, and the other just eight months old. Her husband has even threatened to sell the girls to make money. Shazia is an only daughter and her parents died after she got married.
In recent months, with more women raising their voice against the practice of Muslim men divorcing their wife orally, the issue of triple talaq has gained a lot of attention across the country. Following the huge number of petitions against this practice, the Supreme Court of India has also begun hearings on the constitutional validity of triple talaq on May 11. With a large number of women hoping for an end to the practice, the apex court’s verdict is yet to come.