On the second day of the hearing of the full bench of the State Women Commission on Friday, around 58 cases came up for the hearing. However, the complainants and respondents of only 28 cases were present. A Muslim woman, accompanied by her two young daughters, made a complain to the MP State Women’s Commission on Friday that her husband was threatening to divorce her by uttering the word talaq thrice and escape to Saudi Arabia.
The woman pleaded the benchs, “Please get his passport seized so that he cannot leave the country,” The woman said that she had got married to Waseem Ali in 1994. She alleged that her husband works in Saudi Arabia and is not providing any money, for the past seven years, for the upkeep of his family which includes their three children.
He also misbehaves with the children and beats them up. The woman said that when she confronted her husband, he told her that he would divorce her and move to Saudi Arabia with another woman. SWC chairperson Lata Wankhede directed the police to put up a report on the issue. In another complaint, a woman told the commission that she had married into a Shrivastava family of Vidisha three years back. A few days after the marriage, her husband was run over by a train.
His in-laws threw her out of her home within days of her husband’s death and she is living with her parents since then. The commission pulled up her brother-in-law, who was present, and asked him to either pay living expenses to her or give the woman her share in the property.The bench, comprising Vankhede and members Surya Chauhan and Ganga Uike, heard all the cases.
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