Vadodara: A man in Gujarat was booked for divorcing his wife in Vadodara by uttering talaq nine times.

Not knowing that this is an offence (giving triple talaq), Jabeer Hussain Sheik who has an extramarital affair wanted to get married for a second time and demanded the victim Azima give her consent for his marriage as the community is made to believe in this 'consent concept'.

Last year, Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 came into force, banning triple talaq.

As per a report, the 25-year-old victim was married to Sheik in 2015 and after a year she discovered his affair. The volley of abuses started and the woman kept on bearing. Recently when she confronted him, he pronounced talaq and forced her out of his house.

The woman came to her mother's house and then a complaint was registered against Shaik in Wadi police station.

"On July 20, the accused Shaik had uttered the word talaq nine times and asked her to leave immediately saying that that their talaq had been formalised as he had uttered it thrice," a police officer was quoted as saying.

The accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code IPC Section 498(A) (cruelty to wife), 506 (Criminal intimidation) as well as Section 3 of the amended Muslim Women Act, which prescribes three years imprisonment for pronouncing the triple talaq, a report stated.

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