Uttar Pradesh Man Gives Triple Talaq To Wife For Giving Birth To Fifth Girl Child

The Logical Indian Crew Uttar Pradesh

October 21st, 2019 / 3:39 PM

UP Girl Child Triple Talaq

Image Credit: India Today (Representational Image)

A case has been registered against a man in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly giving his wife instant triple talaq after she gave birth to their fifth girl child. Police said that a case has been registered and further probe is underway.

“I married Kamil 11 years ago. I have four daughters. On October 11, I gave birth to a girl. When my husband heard the news, he gave me triple talaq over the phone,” India Today quoted the woman as saying. 

“A woman has filed a complaint of being given triple talaq by her husband. A case has been registered under sections 147, 452, 323, 504 of the Indian Penal Code and 3/4 of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. We are investigating the case,” Superintendent of Police Yamuna Prasad said.

The couple got married 11 years ago and has four daughters.

The Logical Indian Take

On July 30, 2019, the Rajya Sabha passed the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019. This bill seeks to ban the practice of instant triple talaq. This bill recognises the declaration of triple talaq a cognizable offence, which may attract three years imprisonment with a fine. It means that the police can arrest an accused without a warrant.

Even after years of struggle, we have miserably failed as a nation to educate people on how women are not responsible for the gender of the baby they give birth to.

Brushing up on what we studied in biology in school, and to ease the blame game a little, let us remind ourselves that in humans, each cell generally contains 23 pairs of chromosomes, for a total of 46. Twenty-two of these pairs, called autosomes, look the same in both females and males. The 23rd pair, which is the sex chromosomes, differ between males and females. Females have two copies of the X chromosome, while males have one X and one Y chromosome.

For the embryo, the woman contributes only X chromosomes. If the man also contributes X chromosomes, then the child will have both X chromosomes, which will lead to the birth of a girl. If the man contributes Y chromosome, the child will have X and Y chromosomes and be born as a boy.

Thus, in spite of science and conjecture, if someone only wants a boy and not a girl child, they should definitely not blame the mother. 

Also Read: UP: Woman Burnt Alive By Husband, In-Laws For Complaining Against Triple Talaq


Written by : Sumanti Sen

Edited by : Shweta Kothari

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