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Lucknow: The newly formed All India Muslim Women Personal Law
Board on February 27 held its first adalat (court) to redress the problems of Muslim women and it registered 168 cases pertaining to triple talaq and atrocities related to dowry.
Women from Kanpur, Faizabad, Allahabad and Rae Bareli registered cases.
Eighteen-year-old Anazo from Allahabad said that her husband was a doctor and a drug addict and that her parents were kept in dark about it at the time of marriage. Her in-laws used to force her husband to demand money from her parents. One day her husband committed suicide by drinking acid as he was no longer able to cope with the tension. She wanted the dowry given by her parents to her in-laws returned to her.
Another woman Sajida Bano, an orphan said a young man married her and deserted her after decamping with her earnings. He also took with him her two daughters. She demanded maintenance allowances and the return of their
The Board will summon the alleged offenders on April 5 to arrive at a conclusion, the secretary general of the Board, Praveen Abdi said.
Women who had earlier sought solution of their problems from various Muftis came in large numbers. Seeing the success of its first adalat, the Board has now decided to hold such adalats on a regular basis.
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