08, Oct 2015
Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 08, 2015, DHNS:
A 21-year-old female BDS student in Kerala was handed out a triple talaq by her husband on WhatsApp, about a month after their wedding.
The incident, happened in early 2014, came to light after the girl, a native of Cherthala in Alappuzha district, approached the Kerala Women’s Commission (KWC) during one of its monthly adalats.
The girl was married to a 27-year-old man from Vaikom in Kottayam district in February 2014. She was in the third year of her BDS course when the wedding happened. The groom, after spending 10 days with the girl, left for Bur Dubai in the United Arab Emirates where he worked.
Despite repeated calls and texts from the girl, he remained elusive for a month before messaging her on WhatsApp: “You should not be contacting me. I don’t like you and can’t live with you”. He followed it with a proclamation of the triple talaq.