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One of triple talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan joins BJP


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Ishrat Jahan (centre), one of the petitioner in the triple talaq case, after joining the Bharatiya Janata Party in Howrah, West Bengal. She was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case. Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday.
Ishrat said, “I was a victim of triple talaq. From lower court to upper court, I approached everywhere. Finally, I got the justice. I am very happy that [Prime Minister Narendra] Modi ji introduced the triple talaq bill. This is why I have joined BJP. I will work for the women’s right in the future.”
She further said that she never got any support from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee in her fight against the triple talaq. “Mamta ji, being a woman, should support me but I never got any help or support from her,” she added.
As per the reports, Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit on Saturday and inducted into the party. Ishrat, who was divorced over the phone by her husband from Dubai in 2014 after he uttered ‘talaq’ thrice, was one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case.
The Supreme Court struck down triple talaq and declared the Islamic practice unconstitutional in a 3-2 majority verdict on August 22 last year.
The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriages) Bill 2017 making instant triple talaq illegal with up to three years in jail for the husband.
The passed bill will now be tabled in the Rajya Sabha for passage before it is forwarded to the President for signing it into law.
Ms. Jahan, a resident of Howrah district, was inducted into the party at its Howrah office. She was among the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, that led to Union government tabling a bill to criminalise talaq-e-biddat.
Ms. Jahan was divorced by her husband over phone from Dubai by uttering talaq consecutively three times in 2014.
The practice of instant triple talaq was struck down by the Supreme Court on August 22 last year. “She (Ms. Jahan) joined BJP at our Howrah office on Saturday. However, she has not been allotted any posts in the party so far,” Locket Chatterjee, president of the State BJP’s Mahila Morcha told.
Ms. Chatterjee also said that Ms. Jahan’s induction into the BJP was not a “sudden development” and the party was assisting her in her legal battle for a long time. “We have been collaborating with her and providing her legal assistance in her battle against triple talaq for a long time. It would be wrong to assume that her move join BJP was a sudden decision,” said Ms. Chatterjee.

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