Talaq on postcard, man charged with rape

Hyderabad: A 38-year-old man from Hyderabad has been arrested for divorcing his 26-year-old wife by pronouncing triple talaq through a postcard.

According to a report in NDTV, the man has accused his wife of ridiculing him a day after their wedding and that he drank mosquito repellant after a fight with her and was hospitalised.

The news channel reported that the man sent the post card divorcing his wife on the eighth day after the marriage.

Reports suggest that the man, who has been identified as Mohammed Haneef, has been charged with cruelty and cheating.

Muslim men are allowed to divorce there wives by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. This has made triple talaq a bane for Muslim women who have been unceremoniously divorced, sometimes without any legal recourse.

There have been cases of women being divorced on WhatsApp, text messages and even on email.

While several Muslim women have approached the Supreme Court looking for the practice of triple talaq to be banned, the court has said it will her the petitions during the summer vacations from May 11 to May 19.

The court will also hear pleas against the practices of nikah halala and polygamy among Muslims.