I haven't given her 'talaq', she is still my wife: AMU professor

Joanna Estrada
November 14, 2017

Earlier on Sunday, a case was registered against Khalid Bin Yusuf Khan, a Sanskrit Professor in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after his wife accused him of divorcing her through triple talaq.

Women activist Nilanjana Chakraborty on Monday condemned the triple talaq by an Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) professor to his wife on WhatsApp and said such actions can not be accepted from an educated person.

"He turned me out of the house and I have been running from pillar to post to get justice".

The woman, who has been identified as Yasmeen Khalid, has said she and her children will commit suicide in front of the vice-chancellor's house if she does not get justice.

A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court in August termed the practice of triple talaq "unconstitutional" and asked Parliament to make a new law on the issue in six months.

"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. "However, with the help of police, I did manage to get access to my house on Friday evening", Times Now quoted Khalid as saying.

However, Khan denied his wife's claims and all the accusations.

He claimed that he was the real victim in the case since his wife hid facts about her before marriage.

"I have documents to prove that my wife had pledged to change her behavior and save our marriage", he said. I later got to know that she was not even a graduate, unlike what she had claimed. The officials informed Yasmeen has not filed an official complaint against her husband. After a month, I divorced her for the second time verbally and sent it via SMS, so triple talaq has not happened yet.

The woman had last week approached the police alleging her husband was "torturing" her and had locked their house to prevent her from entering it. "I don't care what she does", said Khan.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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