Nikah halala petitioner seeks protection from SC after acid attack, hearing on Sept 17
New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday agreed to hear on September 17 a plea filed by a petitioner in nikah halala and triple talaq case, seeking protection after facing acid attack yesterday at Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwikar and D Y Chandrachud considered the plea of Shabnam Rani, who was attacked allegedly by her brother-in-law and has been hospitalised. She has also sought better health care.
The top court directed Additional Advocate General of State of Uttar Pradesh, Aishwarya Bhati, to take instructions in the matter.
"Let this matter be listed on Monday, September 17, 2018. Let a copy of this application be served on Additional Advocate General of State of Uttar Pradesh Aishwarya Bhati who shall take instructions in the matter. Registry is directed to reflect the name of Ms. Aishwarya Bhati in the Cause List. Be it clarified, only interlocutory application shall be taken up and not the main matter," the bench said.
The court asked advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, counsel for Rani, to submit a copy of the petition to the Uttar Pradesh government.
Rani was yesterday reportedly attacked with acid in Bulandshahr and it is being alleged that her brother-in-law and his friend were involved in the incident.
She was rushed to the local hospital and her condition is said to be stable.