Days After Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill, Petitioner Ishrat Jahan Joins BJP
Days After Lok Sabha Passes Triple Talaq Bill, Petitioner Ishrat Jahan Joins BJPIshrat Jahan after joining the BJP in Howrah, West Bengal (PTI)

Ishrat Jahan, one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, has joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the West Bengal unit general secretary Sayantan Basu said yesterday (31 December).

“Ishrat Jahan joined the BJP at our Howrah office yesterday,” Basu told reporters.

Jahan was felicitated by the party's Howrah unit on Saturday (30 December) and then inducted into the party. A state-level programme to felicitate her is to be organised according to Basu.

Jahan's husband had divorced her over the phone in 2014 by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice from Dubai. Later on, in August 2017, her two children were kidnapped, which Jahan alleged was done at the behest of her husband.

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