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Man in Kozhikode arrested for pronouncing instant Triple Talaq on wife

It is the first such arrest recorded in Kerala after the Parliament passed the bill criminalising the practice of instant triple talaq

Kozhikode, Kerala: A 43-year old man from Kozhikode’s Mukkom village was arrested on Friday for allegedly divorcing his wife through instant triple talaq. The suspect was arrested by the Mukkom police following a warrant issued by the Thamarassery Judicial First Class Magistrate Court.

The victim had approached the court with the support of two lawyers seeking justice for her under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act. Police said the suspect was identified as E.K. Usam of Kumaranallur village. It was the first such arrest recorded in Kerala after the Parliament passed the bill criminalising the practice of instant triple talaq.

Police said the suspect was charged under section 3 (Any pronouncement of talaq by a Muslim husband upon his wife, by words, either spoken or written or in electronic form or in any other manner whatsoever, shall be void and illegal ) and 4 (Any Muslim husband who pronounces talaq referred to in section 3 upon his wife shall be punished with imprisonment for a term which may extend to three years, and shall also be liable to fine) of the Act.

The New Central | TH | 2019 Updates

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