Mandya: We would have read about children refusing to take care of their aged parents and children poisoning their parents as they see them as a burden in old age. We would also have seen parents living on the streets as their children have evicted them from their houses after transferring properties and assets to their names. Here is a story of an elderly couple who have been ‘separated by Talaq’ by their own conspiring children for the sake of property though the couple has been living together and has no plans to separate.
The helpline for senior citizens in Mandya has now come to the rescue of an elderly Muslim couple who were separated by talaq by their children to grab their property at Bellur town in Nagamangala taluk. The couple has been identified as 77-year-old Abdul Majeed and 65-year-old Fatima Bi. The couple has five sons and a daughter. Among the children, the eldest is Nayaz Pasha and he is suffering from a heart ailment.
The rest of the children are Riyaz Pasha, Gayaz Pasha, Ahmed Pasha and Mohammad Ghouse and all of them were residing along with their parents at Bellur. The couple’s daughter Asman Taj is married and is settled in Tiptur and the last son Mohammad Ghouse is an advocate at Nagamangala. All the sons are well settled except for Nayaz Pasha who has a heart disease.
Abdul Majeed has a house at Bellur and is worth about Rs.1 crore and Fatima Bi owns two acres of land at Bellur town and 36 guntas of farmland and that also is worth Rs.1 crore. The brothers conspired to grab the property and did not include Nayaz Pasha in their plan as he was considered close to their parents.
As part of the plan, the children evicted the parents from their house and had filed a divorce case in their parent’s name. “My sons filed a false case and we are not aware of it. I have not divorced my wife and we are staying together. Our children have taken all our properties and please help us get them back,” appealed Abdul Majeed to the helpline for senior citizens.
Stating that except for the property and the house, they have nowhere to go, Majeed has appealed to the helpline to vacate their sons from their house. “We want our house back as we don’t have any other assets. We toiled all our lives to build the house,” Majeed narrated their ordeal to helpline officials. The couple’s elder son has approached the Mandya Superintendent of Police for justice and has sought legal help from the helpline. Following the intervention of the helpline officials, one of the couple’s sons, Nayaz Pasha, took his parents to his house yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, Nayaz Pasha said, “I was under treatment for heart attack at a hospital in Mysuru. My younger brothers had tried to grab the properties by forcing my parents into a talaq and later deserted them. I learnt about the incident after returning to the town. They are with me now,” he said.