The 28-year-old woman, married for six years, received the three-word text that changed her life. "Talaq, talaq, talaq," said the WhatsApp message from her husband, who had left her soon after their daughter was born.
"My life is ruined, what will I do? How are we - me and my five-year-old daughter - supposed to go on," said the woman, speaking to NDTV.
She was married at 22 to a man chosen by her affluent family, which lives in old Delhi.
A few months ago, she went back to her father's home, where she received her husband's message.
Though she wants the court to decide on her case, her father is torn between his daughter and tradition.
"Talaq through electronic means like WhatsApp is misuse. Several scholars are of the view that such people should be punished," says Abdul Hameed Noumani, a leader of the Islamic organisation Jamiat Ulema-I-Hind.
"The maulanas need to understand the plight of women... you cannot have talaq over the phone and WhatsApp. We need change. We will also include her case in the ongoing case before the Supreme Court to press for an early decision," said Shaista Amber, president of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and petitioner in the Supreme Court.
The centre recently responded to the top court's call for pointed questions of law on triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy. The questions may be referred to a five-judge constitution bench.
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