Indian Muslim divorces wife via WhatsApp video call, assaults her in court for showing clip to judge


Even after Supreme Court quashed instant triple talaq, a 32-year-old woman from Mira Road near Mumbai received divorce from her husband on video via WhatsApp.

The woman, Farhanaaz, said that her husband Yawar Khan, divorced her after she filed a domestic violence case against him last November.

On April 21, during hearing of the case, Farhanaaz showed the video clip to the judge.

“The judge saw the clip and said it’s illegal and invalid. After I stepped out of the courtroom, Yawar came to me, assaulted and abused me.

The policemen present there caught hold of him and took him to the judge. We were then asked to register a complaint. A non-cognisable case was registered and he was allowed to leave after a few hours. It was after this incident that I got the courage to share my ordeal,” Farhanaaz told India Today.

However, Khan denied the allegation, “I am a law abiding citizen. As the case is sub-judice, my lawyers will be in a better position to comment.

In the video, sent on November 11, Khan is seen reading out the talaq where he names himself and Farhnaaz. After this, he gave her divorce saying it was done in the presence of a qazi and some witnesses.

Farhanaaz is now planning to approach a higher court and file a contempt of Supreme Court order.

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