Several women activists lashed out at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor who recently gave triple talaq to his wife via WhatsApp and text message, despite Supreme Court declaring the practice illegal.
Defending himself, Khan said he gave her talaq verbally in the presence of two other people and later sent her a notice through post which she refused to accept. "She is still my wife until there is a third divorce", Khalid-Bin-yusuf Khan, the accused professor, told ANI.
She further claimed that she has been running for justice but to no results, "He (Khan) turned me out of the house and I have been running from pillar to post to get justice".
"On October 30, he gave me talaq via a text, again on November 8, he verbally gave me talaq when I and children went to him to seek his help", said Yaseem. Furthermore, she threatened that if justice was not meted out, she would immolate herself with her three children in front of the VC's house.
The husband said he voluntarily left his official bungalow to avoid confrontations with his wife. "However, with the help of police I did manage to get access to my house on Friday evening", she told the newspaper. "To the contrary, she has been harassing me for the last two decades". "It is the same notice that I sent to her on WhatsApp".
Yasmeen, however, has claimed that she is MA and BEd from AMU.
The woman's complaint comes months after the Supreme Court milestone decision, on August 22 to struck down triple talaq, calling the Islamic practice unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Indian Constitution, which provides for equality before the law.
A day after an Aligarh Muslim University professor's wife alleged that she had become the victim of instant triple talaq, saying her husband divorced her through WhatsApp, the professor denied the allegations. "I don't care what she does", Yasmeen added.