Hyderabad: A case has been registered against a Hyderabad man for allegedly harassing his wife, over her giving birth to a girl child, and pronouncing talaq thrice to her. The couple married in 2011.

The 28-year-old woman lodged a complaint with police on November 16 alleging that her husband pronounced triple talaq to separate from her on November 14. She also said in the complaint that she had a miscarriage. Following the miscarriage, her in-laws and husband started torturing her. After a few years, when she delivered a baby girl, the family did not accept it and asked her to leave their house.

Based on the complaint, a case under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code has been registered for domestic violence, criminal breach of trust, criminal intimidation and under relevant sections of Dowry Prohibition Act, and Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act. Few relatives of the man including his mother were also charged for dowry harassment.

The Lok Sabha passed the Triple Talaq Bill on July 25 and got Rajya Sabha’s nod on July 30. The new law, The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019 makes talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq having the effect of instant and irrevocable divorce pronounced by a Muslim husband void and illegal. It makes it illegal to pronounce talaq three times in spoken, written or through SMS or WhatsApp or any other electronic chat in one sitting.