Uttar Pradesh: Man divorces wife for refusing to dance, wear jeans

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Meerut: In a shocking incident reported from the Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, a man pronounced triple talaq to his wife after she allegedly refused to dance and wear jeans.

Later, the man reached his in-laws’ house and set himself on fire. However, the man was saved after family members intervened and police were informed.

The incident took place on Tuesday night in the New Ismailnagar area under Lisari Gate Police station of the city, according to a report in Hindi daily Hindustan.

The New Ismailnagar resident Amiruddin married off his daughter eight years ago to Anas, a resident of Pilkhua in Hapur. Anas has a job in Delhi.

Anas pressures wife for dance and singing

The wife of Anas has alleged that her husband forces her to dance and sing songs and this led to the dispute between the couple. The woman had also approached the local panchayat but there was no solution.

Two days back, Anas pronounced triple talaq to his wife. The woman’s father Amiruddin said Anas reached their home in the night and poured some inflammatory liquid and set himself afire.

Meanwhile, Inspector Prashant Kapil said police are probing the matter.

In a similar incident reported from Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh in November, a 29-year-old woman accused her husband of giving her ‘triple talaq’ or instant divorce, as he wanted a male child but she had given birth to three daughters during eight years of their marriage.

The practice of triple talaq has now been banned under the law.

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