As the As the country has been reeling under the debate of ‘Tripple Talaq’ one more incident of this case has come in news but this time the word triple talaq was uttered from the girls side, when the Girl’s wish to continue studies was opposed by his husband or her in laws.
A 16-year-old Mampi Khatoon, from rural Bengal has left the society in shock, by uttering words thrice to divorce her husband, but according to the Muslim Cleric, “A woman has no right to pronounce the word triple talaq and women pronouncing talaq is not acceptable,”.
“I have to get on with life and carve my path just like Malala did. We have to each fight our own battle,” she says with a maturity rare for her age. Mampi khatoon quoted as saying to Indiatimes.
Mampi, a resident of Mullickpur Mandirbazar, around 55km from Kolkata along the Lakshikantapur train line, was thrust into marriage by her parents in 2015. With three daughters to marry off and two sons to rear, Sarjul Gharami — a tea stall owner — was glad when he received the proposal from a family in Tekpanja village in Mandirbazar, about 6km away. Though Mampi, then in Class IX, wanted to study further, she was unable to wriggle out. She, however, got her in-laws and husband to agree to her continuing studies. Indiatimes reported.
But Mampi’s in law started objecting to her attending schools and ridiculed her desire to pursue the further studies, and forced to do domestic work, however Mampi passed her secondary exam this year.
As she passed the secondary exam she asked her husband to take admission in xi class he refused to study further and her repeated attempt failed to move after that Mampi decided to visit her parents home and said them, I will not go back to my husband house I wanted to pursue further studies.
Eventually Mampi got admitted to Krishnachandrapur High School at Mathurapur, around 9 km from her home, as the news reached to her in law they began shouted and scolded her parents by saying how can you send back to school? And asked Mampi to pack her bags and return with them.
She walked up to her husband and shouted “talaq” thrice. That silenced everyone. “My in-laws were stunned. They left after that, but my parents stood by me,” said Mampi quoted as saying to indiatimes.
“We made a mistake by marrying her off against her wish. She can stay here and study as long as she wants,” her mother quoted as saying to indiatimes.