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India Today Reporter Heckled At Aligarh Muslim University While Covering Verdict On Triple Talaq

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23/08/2017 10:33 AM IST | Updated 23/08/2017 10:33 AM IST
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In an untoward incident, an India Today correspondent was reportedly heckled at Aligarh Muslim University on Tuesday while reporting on the historic Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq.

A video of the incident, that soon caught people's attention, shows the channel's reporter Ilma Hasan questioning women at the university about their views on the controversial practice of Muslim men being able to instantly divorce their wives by saying 'talaq' thrice in one go.

As a student started talking, a group of 15 to 20 men, who claimed to be the students at the University, came over and started harassing Hasan and the cameraperson. When she asked them to step aside and let her finish the interview, the hecklers asked if she had permission to shoot there.

Hasan claimed that she had been facing this problem since early morning. "As and when I was trying to get women to talk on triple talaq, some men, be it students or even University staff would come and interrupt."

As can be seen in the video, the men did not back off even after Hasan threatened to call the police if they didn't stop bothering her.

According to the India Today report, the reporter has filed a police complaint against the disruptive crowd.

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