By Hanan Naqeeb, Muslim Mirror
In a move that was on cards, triple talaq petitioner Nida Khan on Thursday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party. Pledging to fight injustices commited against Muslim women on account of Triple Talaq, polygamy and Nikah Halala, Nida called for addressing such issues on ‘national’ level.
Nida was allegedly harassed by her in-laws for dowry and forced to have nikah halala with her father-in-law.
Earlier, Nazia Elahi Khan, lawyer of one of the petitioners against the triple talaq joined Bharatiya Janta Party(BJP) just a few days her client Ishrat Jahan joined the party’s Kolkata unit.
Ishrat Jahan -one of the prominent face in media that stood against instant triple talaq- was amongst the five women whose petitions were heard by the Supreme Court. Her husband had divorced her over the phone from Dubai back in 2014.
Ishrat has often alleged that she has been ostracized by her community after it became publicly known that she had a key role to play in the verdict against Triple Talaq.
On joining the party, BJP’s West Bengal Mahila Morcha chief Locket Chatterjee welcomed her at the party state headquarters.
Party sources also said she is likely to be the BJP candidate for the Uluberia Lok Sabha seat, which will go to bypoll on January 29.
In a media briefing after joining the party Jahan said “I welcome the Centre’s move to pass the triple talaq bill. After this, the lives of our next generations are secured, and they will not have to go through the situation we experienced. I have joined BJP not because it is a political party, but because it supported our cause.”