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Uttarakhand, May 23, 2017: A Muslim woman Shamim Jahan, a native of Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarakhand was given triple talaq by her husband Asif inside Gadarpur police station has threatened either to convert to Hinduism or commit suicide if she did not get justice. It has been recorded in a video that has gone viral on Wednesday.

In a video, she states, “after my experience, I think it is better to convert to Hinduism as these things do not happen in Hinduism. The other option is suicide. Through media, I want this video to get the attention of Modiji and Yogiji and I hope they give justice to me. I have suffered a lot,” mentioned indiatoday.in report.

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It is not the first time that she has been given the divorce. Earlier, Asif divorced her right after four years of marriage. They two were then reunited after completing the Halala period of 40 days through some counseling from family elders.

Now, Jahan married since 12 years. The matter reached Gadarpur Police Station. To everyone’s surprise, Asif entered and uttered ‘talaq talaq talaq’ to her at the police station itself as the police persons looked on.

Helpless Jahan then, made a video in a bid to seek help from media and authorities after her husband gave her triple talaq.

– prepared by Himanshi Goyal of Newsgram, Twitter: @himanshi1104

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Survey Shows That More Women Support Live-in Relationships in India

For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

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For long the concept and topic of live-in relationships has been taboo in India but the times are changing with a number of women coming out in its support, according to a survey.

Inshorts, a news app, conducted a poll in the second week of May capturing the views of 1.4 lakh netizens — 80 per cent being in the age group of 18-35 years, read a statement.

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According to the survey, more than 80 per cent millennials think that live-in relationships are still considered a taboo in Indian society while more than 47 per cent Indians are of the opinion that marriage is better when choosing between marriage and lifelong live-ins.

More than 80 per cent Indians said that they do support live-ins as a way of life. Out of these, 26 per cent millennials went a step ahead and said that they would choose lifelong live-ins as an option over marriages.

On the other hand, 86 per cent Indians are of the opinion that lust is not the sole reason behind live-ins and more than 45 per cent say that it is more of compatibility testing before marriage.

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In the report, 45 per cent respondents have also said that since Indian society constantly judges unmarried couples staying together, any move by the judiciary to support this will not have any effect on their mindset.

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Azhar Iqubal, CEO and Co-founder, Inshorts said: “Live-in relationships, even after being legally recognised by the government, is a forbidden subject of discussion in Indian households. Our current survey was focused on capturing the sentiments of our Indian youth on such delicate issues.” (IANS)

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