Hyderabad: Following the entry into force of the Muslim Women (Protection of Marriage Rights) Act, 2019, known as Triple Talaq Act, the number of divorce cases in Hyderabad has increased.
To escape the consequences of the law, their husbands leave them instead of pronouncing talaq. The abandoned women have no choice but to survive on a meager income.
According to a survey conducted by the Helping Hand Foundation (HHF), most of them live on less than Rs. 2000 per month or started living with their family members. Some of them are even forced to beg to survive.
Of the total women who participated in the survey, 36 percent are financially dependent on family members as they have no income. About 39 percent of the women survive by working as domestic workers. None of the abandoned women have an income of more than 4000 per month.
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The survey also revealed that almost all abandoned women did not even try to seek legal separation through Talaq.
The managing trustee of HHF Mujtaba Askari spoke to siasat.com and said that the men of the women avoid pronouncing talaq to avoid the consequences of the law. However, the reasons for giving up are personal.
The survey found that the most common reasons are domestic violence and extramarital affairs. The other reasons include polygamy, alcohol, etc.
Source: The Siasat Daily