Indian woman divorced via speed post, moves court

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Indian woman divorced via speed post, moves court

Jaipur - The 28-year-old woman from Jaipur, has approached the Supreme Court for help.

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Published: Sun 22 May 2016, 2:33 PM

Last updated: Sun 22 May 2016, 6:55 PM

Aafreen Rehman, a 28-year-old woman from Jaipur, has approached India's Supreme Court after her husband recently divorced her by writing 'Talaq' three times in a letter and sending her through speed post, media reports.
According to Hindustan Times, the woman, an MBA graduate, currently working with a private firm, says she was stunned with "how three words scribbled on a piece of paper turned her life upside down."
As per the report, Aafreen and Ashar Warsi got married through a matrimonial site in 2014. A few months into the marriage, her in-laws began tormenting her for dowry.
Ashar reportedly beat her up for months. However the divorce via speed post in January this year came as a shock to Aafreen while she was at her maternal home. The letter from her husband also questioned her character and accused her of eyeing his property.

"He cut off all contact. He changed his number, unfriended me on Facebook, blocked me on WhatsApp. When my sister and I went to Indore to meet them, their house was locked". Aafreen Rehman
The top court issued notices to her husband, the Ministry of Minority Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and the All India Muslim Personal Law Board seeking their replies within 30 days.
According to an ANI report, the Centre has recommended a ban on the practice of oral, unilateral and triple Talaq.
Aafreen Rehman has become the second woman after Sharaya Bano of Uttarakhand to challenge the triple 'Talaq' system in the court.
Shayara Bano, a sociology postgraduate and mother of two, challenged the validity of her husband's action of kicking her out, using the triple Talaq formula.
According to IANS report, Shayara Bano has said that triple 'Talaq' was illegal as it was in violation of the constitution's articles 14 (Equality before law), 15 (Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth), 21 (Protection of life and personal liberty) and 25 (Freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion).
Shayara Bano endured a bad marriage, an abusive husband, forced abortions and physical and mental agony for over 10 years. Then, last year, her husband sent a letter to her parents' home where she was staying for almost a year. Inscribed on that piece of paper were three words: "Talaq, Talaq, Talaq". 
On March 28, the Supreme Court asked the central government to place before it the report on "Women and Law " by a high-level committee that had undertaken the assessment of family laws with a focus on laws relating to liability, divorce, children custody, inheritance and succession.
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