An inspiring woman, Shayara Bano, who fought a age old practice of triple talaq in India, was in the news once again for the a rightful decision she has taken. Shayara Bano fought a long legal battle against the practice of triple talaq in India. She joined the BJP on Saturday.
Shayara Bano, the Muslim woman who fought a long legal battle against triple talaq, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). She joined the party today in Dehradun in presence of Uttarakhand BJP leaders including state BJP president Bansidhar Bhagat.
Uttarakhand BJP tweeted, “Shayara Bano, the brave woman who raised her voice against triple talaq, joined the BJP and accepted its primary membership today at the party’s state headquarters in Dehradun.”
In 2016, Shayara Bano knocked the doors of the Supreme Court against the practice of triple talaq (or instant divorce), saying it was an “unfair practice” and demanded its abolition in India. Shayara Bano was the original petitioner in the case against triple talaq.
She said she was duped into accepting a letter that summarily broke her home. A marriage of 15 years was dissolved in minutes unilaterally with her husband dispatching a ‘talaqnama’ to her while she was at her parent’s place in Kashipur, Uttarakhand recuperating from an illness.