With a united India calling for abolishment of the triple talaq, yet another shocking incident has come to fore in BJP-ruled Uttar where a national level netball player was divorced for giving birth to a girl child.
Shumayala Javed, a national level champion for seven times, hails from Amroha district of Uttar Pradesh. She was married to Azam Abbasi, a resident of Lucknow’s Gosaiganj area in 2014.
“On February 9, 2014, I got married to Azam Abbasi. From the starting, my in-laws used to torture me for dowry. They used to exploit me. Every now and then, they used to ask for dowry from my father,” Shumayala told as her daughter kept crying waiting for her mother to take her into her arms.
Narrating her ordeal, she shares how her in-laws used to harass her post marriage.
“In June 2014, my father gave them Rs. two lakh. For some time, they treated me well. My husband’s sister even tried to put me on fire. In September, my father again deposited Rs. one lakh in their account,” she said.
“When my daughter was born, they left me stranded. My father took me to my in-laws afterwards but they threatened him as well. My father left me there. But my in-laws kept on abusing me, both physically and mentally. In April, my husband divorced me through triple talaq,” she added.
She also alleged that no one helped her, not even the police or the administration.
Now, Shumayala, who has participated in All India championships for four times, is left with no option but to knock the doors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath demanding justice.