Forced out of house, being given death threats: West Bengal Triple Talaq petitioner Ishrat Jahan faces backlash of Muslim community for taking part in Hanuman Chalisa program

Well reknowened triple talaq petitioner from West Bengal, Ishrat Jahan was forced to vacate her house after she participated in a Hanuman Chalisa recitation program organised by local BJP activists. Ishrat herself is now a BJP leader from West Bengal’s Howrah district.

Ishrat has alleged that she was driven out of her rented house by landlord and that she is being given death threats from Muslim community leaders. Ishrat Jahan was returning home after picking her son back from school when over 100 locals from the minority community surrounded her. The mob accused Jahan of reciting Hanuman Chalisa saying she acted against her religion.

Ishrat claimed that the men kept shouting at her for taking part in the Hindu religious program.

“I am receiving death threats. I demand protection. I live alone with my son; anything can happen to me anytime,” she added.

Several BJP workers had blocked a road and organised Hanuman Chali recital program during which Ishrat was also present. She was also seen distributing Hanuman Chalisa to people who participated in it.

The group also entered into a scuffle with the police for blocking the road after which they were dispersed.

Ishrat slammed the Howrah Police saying that chanting Hanuman Chalisa is a holy affair and the cops should not have treated the BJP workers and common people like this.

Ishrat’s husband had divorced her over the phone from Dubai in 2014. Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha recited Hanuman Chalisa near Bally Khal in Howrah.