Amidst the debate of triple talaq, a man has been fined for Rs 2 lakh by a panchayat in Sambhal for divorcing his wife by uttering ‘talaq’ three times in a row. He has also been asked to pay Rs 60,000 as mehr to his wife.
The couple had been married for barely 10 days and because of a fight, the man uttered talaq thrice and further asked his wife to return to her parental home.
However, the verdict was delivered on Sunday and the Turk panchayat which consisted of 52 villages also helped the bride’s family get back the dowry given to the groom.
Coordinator of the Turk community, Shahid Hussain told PTI, “The family of the bride then approached the Turk panchayat. The panchayat in its decision on Sunday took strong cognizance of the utterance of triple talaq in a single go and unanimously slapped a fine of Rs 2 lakh on the groom who gave the money in cash immediately”.
According to Hussain, community members have decided that in no circumstances will a person be allowed to utter triple talaq in one go.
“If the situation reaches the level of divorce, then in the first instance, talaq should be uttered only once. In the second go, talaq can be uttered for the second time. During the intervening period (between talaq uttered for the first time and second time), efforts should be made to resolve differences,” he added.
A few days ago, the panchayat of the Turk community banned the practice of instant divorce. It also stepped in to ban dowry and unnecessary high expenditure in marriages.