Indian woman 'given'Talaq over phone by Omani husband

31-year-old Ghousia Begum has penned an emotional letter to Sushma Swaraj seeking her help in getting compensation from her Oman based husband. Ghousia married to an Omani citizen, a resident of Nizwa, in 2008 at Hyderabad. She has alleged that out of the seven girls who were presented to the old Omani national he selected her for marriage.

Indian woman givenTalaq over phone by Omani husband

An Indian woman has approached the Indian government claiming that her Omani husband has reportedly given Talaq over phone. Ghousia Begum, a Hyderabad woman married to an Omani national was reportedly given Talaq over phone and Begum has put an appeal before Minister of External Affairs of India Sushma Swaraj for help.

31-year-old Ghousia Begum has penned an emotional letter to Sushma Swaraj seeking her help in getting compensation from her Oman based husband. Ghousia married to an Omani citizen, a resident of Nizwa, in 2008 at Hyderabad. She has alleged that out of the seven girls who were presented to the old Omani national he selected her for marriage.

According to Ghousia Begum, a couple, Khala and Khalu, had facilitated the marriage and she was assured of a house and Rs1,000,000 cash. ''Ever since we got married, he visited Hyderabad every year and sent me money regularly. But in August this year I received a call from him and he pronounced "Talaq" to me without giving any prior notice or following due Islamic procedure,'' said Begum.

Ghousia Begum, who lives with her mother, knocked the doors of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj requesting the Indian Embassy in Muscat to inquire into the matter. Ghousia Begum is seeking financial help and compensation. Meanwhile, in a tweet Amjed Ullah Khan, Spokesman of Majlis Bachao Tehreek (MBT), uploaded a video and documents of the woman seeking embassy help.Responding to a tweet requesting help, the Indian embassy has sought for more details of the case.

In a major crackdown on contract marriage racket involving old Arab sheikhs "marrying" local teenage Muslim girls, Hyderabad Police had raided several guesthouses and lodges in last September and arrested five Oman and three Qatar nationals, who were camping in the city to "marry" teenage girls. "They were in the process of "interviewing" more than 20 minor girls when the raids were conducted at various guesthouses," Police Commissioner M Mahender Reddy had said

Police also arrested the chief Qazi of Mumbai Farid Ahmed Khan who was issuing marriage certificates for contract marriages performed in Hyderabad for Rs 50,000 each. Two other local qazis who performed fake marriages recently have also been arrested.

Police had sealed several residence-cum-guesthouses in Falaknuma and Chandrayangutta area. In an elaborate operation that was started after the arrest of an Oman national on August 17 for marrying a minor, police kept a watch at the Hyderabad Airport for sheikhs arriving from the Middle East in recent days.