Bhopal: It has been a month since the NDA government passed an ordinance making the practice of instant triple-talaq illegal and a punishable offence, entailing a jail term of up to three years.

Arif Hussain Diwan, a resident of Madhya Pradesh's Jhabua district, had begun abusing his wife soon after their marriage, speaking ill of her for her obesity. Sherani Mohalla, the victim, unable to bear with the persistent mental and physical torture, moved to her brother’s place in Meghnagar.
On October 12, Arif, along with his mother Hussain Bano, went to Meghnagar and verbally and physically abused his wife and also demanded dowry from Sherani’s family before pronouncing instant triple talaq to her.

Sherani and her family went to the police station and reported the whole incident on Tuesday, after which the police arrested Arif and his mother under IPC Sections 323, 498A, 506 and 34. 

Inspector Kushalsingh Rawat said that the statements of Sherani, the victim, and other witnesses were recorded before a court in Petlawad (Jhabua). After the session, a case was registered under relevant sections of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance 2018. Arif was arrested. His mother, the co-accused, is absconding. 

This is the first case registered under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance 2018 in Madhya Pradesh.

According to Kushalsingh Rawat, the Meghnagar police station in-charge, Sherani got married to Arif ten years ago. The couple has two children, a daughter, and son.