As the country debates the need to abolish triple talaq , a 16-year-old girl from rural Bengal has stunned a section of the community by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice to divorce her husband because he opposed her wish to continue studies.
“I have to get on with life and carve my path just like Malala did.
But Mampi’s in-laws soon reneged on the promise and began objecting to her attending school.
But when she told her husband she wished to get admitted to Class XI at an HS school, he refused. Last month, she got admitted to Krishnachandrapur High School at Mathurapur, around 9 km from her home.
They asked Mampi to pack her bags to return with them. She walked up to her husband and shouted “talaq” thrice. They left after that, but my parents stood by me,” said Mampi”. As word of the unusual triple talaq spread, there were murmurs all around.A woman pronouncing talaq is not acceptable,” said Maulana Abdul Mannan of Masoompara Masjid. “If circumstance warrants, a woman can seek divorce,” he said.
Social Activist Miratun Nahar said, “This is an eye-opener to those who want to marry off their daughters at tender age because they still believe that marriage is the final goal for a woman.
A woman can approach the Shariah Committee seeking divorce on certain grounds if her husband is impotent, if her husband is handicapped and the like.
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