One of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, Ishrat Jahanhas joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP).
Ishrat Jahan joined the BJP at the BJP’s Howrah office yesterday. Ishrat was felicitated by the Howrah BJP unit yesterday and inducted into the party. A state-level programme to felicitate her is yet to be organised. Ishrat was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case. Her husband had divorced her over the phone from Dubai in 2014 by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice.
The controversial practice was struck down by the Supreme Court on August 22.
By Nikita Goel, Convenor, Students Reporter Committee, INBA