A 42-year-old mother-of-two from Jaipur filed a rape complaint after her former husband tricked her into sleeping with his friend. She claimed that her ex-husband drugged her and took her to his friend’s house after losing a bet.
The man, however, claims it was all for Nikah Halala, a Sharia law that requires the divorced woman to marry and consummate with another man before she can remarry her former husband.
A Hindustan Times report says he has a fake nikahnama with the stamp of the Jaipur city qazi, which states his ex-wife and the friend were married.
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The woman said her ex-husband, who gave her triple talaq eight months ago, used to force her to sleep with his friends while they were still married, but she never gave in.
“I cannot get over the insult and shame meted out to me. My husband got me raped by his friend,” the woman told HT.
Months after divorce, the man who still had relationship with the woman, took her out under the pretext of a drive, and drugged her.
“I was feeling unwell and he gave me some tablets. I felt dizzy after taking them. He then took me to his friend’s house where he gave me some more tablets,” she said.
In an attempt to protect himself, the man got a fake nikahnama prepared with the help of a qazi, which states his ex-wife and his friend were married. But the wife has denied being married to another man.Mohammed Iqbal of the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, a constituent of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, said,”If there was no nikah or any forced nikah, halala is not valid. she said.
“If there was no nikah or any forced nikah, halala is not valid. This is a case of rape and the accused must be punished,” he said.
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