One of the most controversial acts of 2019 which got passed in both the houses of Indian parliament in the midst of a lot of upheaval from the opposition parties, has started empowering the Muslim women to fight for their rights efficiently. The triple talaq bill or the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 started marking it’s effectiveness after several First Information Reports (FIRs) started getting registered by the police of several states of the nation.
Just a day after the bill got inked by president Ram Nath Kovind, three men were booked from Mumbai, Mathura and Haryana. A fresh FIR has been reported from the financial capital city of the nation, Mumbai. The Nagpada police based in the South Mumbai have registered the fresh FIR under the act.
The complainant is reportedly identified as a Mumbai based dietitian who married a man belonging to Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra in 2005. The couple married in Mumbai and eventually shifted to Ahmednagar where the complainant discovered about her husband’s jobless status, informed Nagpada police officer.
“Differences started to erupt between them as the man was jobless. The girl came to know about the weak financial condition of the boy and it led to the differences.,” informed Police Inspector (PI) Santosh Bagawe, Nagpada police station, quoted ANI. He further narrated that the complainant still stayed with her husband for 2 years. The couple also have two children during this period.
As per Bagawe, the complainant again shifted to Mumbai along with her husband and the husband allegedly started harassing her for money to start his own business. “This amounted to harassment and the girl bought a separate flat in Madanpur and shifted there with her children. In November 2018, the man pronounced triple talaq,” narrated Bagawe as quoted by ANI.
The Nagpada police filed the FIR under IPC section 498(A) along with registering the case under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) 2019. The police have started investigating the matter to lead to the fact. Since the crime purportedly was committed in 2018 when the act against triple talaq was not passed, the police is gathering evidence against the accused before arresting him. “Collection of evidence is must for the arrest,” said Bagawe.