Jaipur man gets wife raped by friend for nikah halala
At a time when the entire nation is hotly debating the impact of triple talaq and nikah halala on the fundamental rights of Muslim women, here come news of a Muslim man in Jaipur, who first gave ‘triple talaq’ to his 42-year-old wife on a whim, continued with their conjugal relations and then got her raped by a friend for ‘nikah halala’.
However, the wife has sought Muslim civil rights campaigners’ help and filed a police complaint against her husband, Hindustan Times has reported.
Nikah halala mandates that if a woman wants to go back to her husband after a divorce, she must first consummate her marriage with another man.
“I cannot get over the insult and shame meted out to me. My husband got me raped by his friend. I feel angry, depressed, scared,” she reportedly said.
Her husband, a small-time property dealer, justified his act of invoking halala.
“He used to insist that I sleep with his friends, but I always refused. One day, he got angry and gave me triple talaq,” she said. This happened after 25 years of their marriage and the couple has two grown-up sons.
“But he continued to live with me and had conjugal relations. So why the need for halala,” she asked.
On August 5, her husband allegedly took her to a friend’s home on the pretext of going out for a drive.
“I was feeling unwell and he gave me some tablets. I felt dizzy after taking them. He then took me to his friend’s house where he gave me some more tablets. The next thing I remember is waking up naked on the floor next to his friend,” she said.
When she shouted for help, the husband barged into the room and warned her not to make an issue out of it.
On the way to the police station, her 50-year-old husband even showed her a video clip of her with his friend to blackmail her from filing a report against him.
She didn’t pay heed to his warning and eventually filed a case of rape and cheating against him and his friend.
“There was no nikah with the friend. It’s a case of rape, not halala,” she said.