Wife slaps husband for uttering triple talaq in Bihar

Last Updated: Sat, Dec 08, 2018 23:45 hrs

[India] Dec 8 (ANI): A woman slapped her husband after he uttered triple talaq in a Panchayat court in Saraiya block of Muzaffarpur district in Bihar on Friday.

The couple, Mohammad Dulare and Soni Khatoon, had a love marriage in 2014. However, the couple soon started facing differences in their relationship.

When the matter reached the Panchayat court, the village head organised a meeting to resolve the problem between the two. It was during a hearing of the panchayat that Mohammad Dulare rose from his seat and said triple talaq to his wife.

Reacting to this, Soni Khatoon, in a fit of rage, slapped her husband in front of the Panchayat. The villagers had to separate them from one each other after the scuffle broke out between the two. Some also recorded the incident and posted a video clipping on social media platforms, which later got viral.

The panchayat confirmed to ANI that Mohammad Dulare, who runs a mobile shop in Saraiya, got married to Soni Khatoon in 2014. Both families agreed to the marriage after the couple went missing for a night. However, the couple soon started facing strains in their love life due to which Dulare left Soni and later married another woman, following which Soni's family filed an FIR at Saraiya police station. So far four cases have been filed in the matter.

It is worth mentioning that in September 2018, the Union Cabinet cleared an ordinance that made 'talaq-e-biddat' or the practice of instant triple talaq as a criminal offence. The law says that whosoever practices triple talaq will be liable to be imprisonment up to three years. (ANI)