Najma had married Mohammad Tayyab last year. After the results were declared on Match 10, she revealed that she had voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
Najma Uzma was thrown out of her house in Bareilly on March 10 when she revealed that she had voted for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
On Sunday (March 20), Najma told the press that when the results were declared on March 10, she revealed to her family that she had voted for Chief Minister Adityanath led BJP.
This angered her husband Mohammad Tayyab and his family, who had voted for the Samajwadi Party (SP).
She was not only beaten and thrown out of the house, but also asked to take Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s help in Triple Talaq case. Her husband had threatened her that he would divorce he through triple talaq.
“Results were being declared on March 10. It was almost certain that BJP will retain power. Excitedly I revealed that the party I had voted for is coming back to power. This angered my husband and his family,” Najma said.
She added, “They not only beta me and threw out of the house but also threatened that my husband would divorce me through triple talaq.”
Triple Talaq, a Sharia practice of divorcing women by saying Talaq three times consecutively, is outlawed.
The results for the 403 seats of the Uttar Pradesh assembly were declared on March 10 and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led BJP retained power in the state with a thumping majority.
The BJP won 255 seats on it won and with alliance partners, it crossed 276. In a house of 403, 202 is needed for a simple majority.
Social activist Farhat Naqvi demanded strict action against the family members of Najma. She said, “Muslim women should also have right to vote whomsoever they want to. But these people are trying to snatch away her rights. The government must take strict action against such people and there should be no room for any leniency.”
She also said that it was very shameful that a Muslim woman don’t have right to exercise her right to vote and when she reveals it, she is made to face torture.
In a landmark judgment in August 2017, the Supreme Court declared the practice of Triple Talaq unconstitutional. In August 2019, the Union government passed the law making the practice of triple talaq a criminal offence.