Is it possible to imagine that a person will divorce his wife just because she shared two packets of chips with her parents?.
Is it such a big issue that will lead to separation of a relationship?, Is it wrong for
women to take care of their parents?, If we go on asking, the questions are never ending! But what has happened in Ghaziabad is really unfortunate. A 26 years old Muslim woman approached the local Member of Legislative Assembly Mr Atul Garg, who is also Minister of Food and Civil Supplies in Uttar Pradesh government, during his Janata Darbaar.
The issue was very disturbing!. The lady said that her husband gave her talaq for giving two packets of chips out of few which he had brought home. She said that her parents stay near to her and hence she shared it with them. But the angry husband man handled her for doing this ‘crime’!!! After beating her badly, he said ‘Talaq’ three times and removed her from his house along with 3 years son! Over and above that, the man also warned her from going to police or court. Fortunately her brother came to her support and took her to the minister to get justice.
Mr. Atul Garg ordered to file a case on the issue and also ensured that the woman will be given complete protection.But on a larger issue, this is the real dark side of Triple Talaq! The institution of marriage is broken down for such silly reasons because of the ease of it and men think that it is their right to do whateverthey want. Moreover, it doesn’t appear that the issue is worth a divorce. Probably if the man had to goto a court of law to file a divorce, then probably he would not have thought of separating!.
When the Triple Talaq has become a matter of debate nationwide, it is important to recognize such incidents where women are victimized for silly reasons or no reason! Is it not unfair to treat women like that? Don’t they need justice? Isn’t it much beyond the political discourse?.
- Akshara Damle