Anti-Triple Talaq activists talk about their experience at #WeWomenWant festival
3 April, 2023 | Pragati Singh
iTV Network hosted the second edition of We Women Want Conclave And Awards in Delhi on Monday. The event was attended by Anti-Triple Talaq activists and victims of the practice themselves. Talking ...
iTV Network hosted the second edition of We Women Want Conclave And Awards in Delhi on Monday. The event was attended by Anti-Triple Talaq activists and victims of the practice themselves.
Talking about her experience, one of the victims of Triple Talaq and an Anti-Triple Talaq activist, Nidha Khan said, “I was married in 2015 and the first issue was on my studies. My baby was aborted and I was brought home after which he wanted to get married to another woman. He divorced me via Triple Talaq within the court premises. He had signed the divorce papers and presented it in the court without my signatures and the divorce happened. People ask you to move on after the divorce which is not possible. The Samajwadi Party state government was very supportive of that family so they issued a ‘Fatwa’ on me, according to which I can’t be buried in Kabristan after death, nor can I be provided with medicines when I fall sick. Me and my family faced social boycott and were bullied.”
Triple Talaq activist Shabbo Khan got emotional while talking about her Triple Talaq experience. She said, “We both were into the marriage then why does only he have the right to divorce? Even today I can’t go back to my home and I was beaten up by his kids from the other wife.”
The event marks the second edition of the We Women Want Conclave and Awards, honouring India’s women achievers. The festival is an extravaganza celebrating women and saluting their spirit.