On Thursday, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear petition of a Muslim woman challenging the two Talaq notices offered by her husband and directed to lodge an FIR against him.
A justice-bench headed by Justices Indira Banerjee and Sanjiv Khanna said that it will hear the petition on Friday.
Appearing for the Muslim woman, Advocate MM Kashyap said that her husband after 9-years of marriage has given her two divorce notices in March and May.
He reported that the Muslim woman got married on February 22, 2009 according to Muslim custom and rites, and the couple also has two children.
The justice-bench has further asked the counsel as to why he didn’t move to the High Court for seeking relief.
Replying to it, counsel reported that the Supreme Court on August 17, 2017 has banned the practice of Triple Talaq among Muslim community as unconstitutional and notices offered by her husband were violative of that order.
The victim woman is a resident of Delhi, in her petition claims that her husband and in-laws has harassed and assaulted her after marriage in demand of additional dowry and a car as well.
She continued that the first divorce notice was sent to her on March 25 and the second on May 7 by her accused husband.
The Muslim woman further claims that the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, which was publicised in January 12, is also in favor of her.
The woman has also sought an order from the top court to the authorities to lodged an FIR against her accused husband.