18/05/2016 7:33 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Divorced Via Speed Post, Muslim Woman Moves SC Demanding Ban On ‘Triple Talaq'

Ramesh Lalwani via Getty Images
Apex court in India

A Muslim woman has approached the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the ‘triple talaq’ system after she was divorced over speed post. Afreen Rehman got married two years ago and had been living with her in-laws.

The 25-year old Jaipur resident said she was harassed by her in-laws over dowry and was kicked out of their home.

“They started to beat me and in September my in-laws asked me to leave their place. Thereafter, I came to my maternal home and after some time received a speed post from my husband announcing divorce,” Rehman told Zee News.

According to Muslim Personal Law, a man can divorce his wife by saying ‘talaq’ three times, a custom that has already been challenged in the Supreme Court.

In February, the Supreme Court, upon receiving a complaint from a divorced Muslim woman, had sought the centre’s response on the validity of such a law.

Last year, the Muslim Personal Law Board had said there was no scope of change in the ‘triple talaq’ system and rejected the suggestion by some community outfits for building a consensus on making a three-month period mandatory before finalisation of divorce.

Though as per Quran and Hadith, "triple talaq" is a crime, but once said the process would be considered complete and cannot be changed, Muslim Personal Law Board spokesman Maulana Abdul Raheem Qureshi had then said.

(With PTI Inputs)

Contact HuffPost India

Also See On HuffPost:

Photo gallery Women's Rights Protests In India See Gallery