Triple talaq: After Ishrat Jahan, her lawyer joins BJP

Ishrat, who was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case, said she would work in the party's women's wing. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 04, 2018, 02.58 PM (IST)

Days after Ishrat Jahan, one of the petitioners in the triple talaq case, joined the BJP, her lawyer Nazia Elahi Khan also joined the party.

Nazia Elahi Khan is an activist and lawyer of triple talaq victim Ishrat Jahan.

He joined the BJP in Kolkata.

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Ishrat was one of the five petitioners in the triple talaq case.

She said she would work in the party's women's wing.

She joined the BJP on December 30 at Howrah office on December 30.

Her husband had divorced her over the phone from Dubai in 2014 by uttering "talaq" thrice.

The Islamic practice of Triple Talaq was struck down by the Supreme Court on August 22.