UP: Three-time Talaq petitioner Atia Sabri wins the upkeep battle within the household courtroom, because of PM Modi

UP: Three-time Talaq petitioner Atia Sabri wins the family court alimony battle. Photo credit: Times Now

Key highlights

  • After Sabri gave birth to two daughters, her husband gave her triple talaq and forced her out of her home.
  • The Saharanpur family court has asked Sabri’s estranged husband to pay her Rs 21,000 as a monthly alimony.
  • The court has also awarded Sabri Rs 13.4 lakh arrears.

Saharanpur: Atiya Sabri, one of the female petitioners on the Apex Court against the immediate Triple Talaq, has won a maintenance dispute in a family court in the Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. The court has ordered her estranged husband to pay her Rs 21,000 as a monthly alimony. She has also received Rs 13.4 lakh arrears since challenging the case for the past five years.

Sabri married Md Wajid Ali on March 25, 2012. A year later she gave birth to her first daughter. In 2014 she gave birth to her second girl, after which her husband and in-laws harassed her for having two daughters while trying to have a male child. She also alleged that she was harassed about dowry. Their tumultuous married life ended on November 2, 2015 when her husband gave their triple talaq or an immediate divorce.

On November 24, 2015, the mother of two daughters appealed to the Saharanpur court for maintenance allowance from her husband. In between, Sabri moved the Supreme Court and moved to ban Triple Talaq. In a historic victory for Sabri, a five-judge, multi-faith supreme court bench banned the age-old practice. In the meantime, her maintenance struggle in the Saharanpur family court continued.

Another win for Sabri

The Saharanpur Court trial lasted over five years, with Judge Narendra Kumar ruling in favor of Sabri. Justice Kumar has directed Sabri’s husband to pay her Rs 21,000 monthly maintenance so that she can look after her two underage daughters, aged eight and seven. Justice Kumar, in historical order, also granted her a backlog of Rs 14. 4 lakh as the case had been brought about five years ago.

Atia Sabri

Sabri welcomes SC, thank you PM Modi

Sabri greeted the Supreme Court with enthusiasm for ending the 14,000-year-old evil practice and thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for empowering Muslim women by legislating against it. She also urged Muslim women to join the fight against discrimination and harassment.

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