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Ishrat Jahan’s husband Ansari denies divorcing her using ‘triple talaq’

The husband of Ishrat Jahan, a key petitioner against triple talaq in the Supreme Court, has claimed he “never divorced her using triple talaq”. Ms. Jahan had stated that her husband divorced her using triple talaq on phone from Dubai in April 2015. However, she denied his latest statement as “false and baseless”.

Speaking to The Hindu on Monday, Ms. Jahan’s husband Murtaza Ansari said on phone from Bihar that he had “never said teen talaq (triple talaq) to Ishrat on phone from Dubai”. He added, “I have certain reservations about her conduct and if she changes herself and agrees to stay at my home in Bihar, then even now I am ready to live with her.” Asked why he was not willing to allow her to stay in Howrah district, Mr. Ansari claimed her “earlier conduct” at his Howrah residence was “inappropriate”.

Denying the allegations, Ms. Jahan said, “He divorced me by using triple talaq on phone from Dubai. So I don’t have any proof of it. He said that ‘I am giving (triple) talaq from Dubai’. There were two or three people with him at that time.”

Ms. Jahan rubbished allegations raised by her husband on her conduct. “There is no such thing. Where were they all these years when I was fighting against triple talaq? Now that I have joined politics, they are saying such things to malign me,” she said.

Ms. Jahan joined the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier this month.

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