Nusrat Jahan marriage: Addressing rumours of her divorce from Nikhil Jain, Trinamool Congress leader Nusrat Jahan issued a statement Wednesday saying the couple’s marriage was never valid in India, to begin with. Confirming their “separation happened long back,” Jahan said questions of legal divorce did not arise since the interfaith marriage was not validated under the Special Marriage Act.
“Being on foreign land, as per Turkish Marriage Regulation, the ceremony is invalid… As per the court of law, it is not a Marriage, but a relationship or a live-in relationship,” the 31-year-old said in a statement broken down into seven parts. “I did not speak about it as I intended to keep my private life to myself. Thus, my actions must not be questioned based on “separation”, by the media or anybody I am not related to. The alleged marriage is not legal, valid and tenable.”
Jahan and businessman Jain’s marriage in 2019 in Turkey had sparked much conversation countrywide for its interfaith nature. In recent weeks, rumours of trouble brewing in their marriage began doing rounds amid speculation of a divorce.
Towards a happily ever after with Nikhil Jain ❤️ pic.twitter.com/yqo8xHqohj
— Nusrat Jahan Ruhi (@nusratchirps) June 19, 2019
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Since her marriage, Jahan has made headlines multiple times for partaking enthusiastically in Hindu rituals and festivities despite her Islamic background. A photoshoot she did as goddess Durga last year stirred controversy with extremists reportedly issuing rape and death threats to her. More here. She has been vocal also against ‘love jihad‘ and growing religious tensions.
In her statement regarding her marriage, Jahan refutes allegations of financial mismanagement on her part, without naming Jain. “The one who claims to be “rich” and “been used by me” has been taking money from my Account by accessing my Bank Accounts illegally and by illegitimate means at odd-hours of the night, even post-separation. I have already taken this up with the concerned Banking Authority and a Police Complaint shall be filed shortly,” she says.
She adds, “He has also been mishandling my funds from various accounts,” and adds that her family’s bank accounts have been held back without consent, as have her possessions including jewellery and clothes.
Thus the question of divorce does not arise. Our separation happened long back, but I did not speak about it as I intended to keep my private life to myself: TMC MP Nusrat Jahan issues a statement pic.twitter.com/9fWBy3KvJH
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2021
“Being “rich’ does not always give a man the right to act as a victim & belittle the woman alone, in this society”: Jahan
Jahan had earlier in the year reacted to rumours of a relationship with fellow actor Yash Dasgupta, with whom she took a trip to Rajasthan. “The affairs of my private life are not for the public,” she had said to Calcutta Times. There has even been speculation about Jahan being pregnant during her alleged relationship with Dasgupta.
In her statement, she adds, “I would never speak up about my personal life or anyone I am not related to. Thus, people who call themselves “normal people” must not entertain anything which is not related to them. I would request the media to refrain from questioning the wrong person, who has not been a part of my life for long now.”
Reportedly confirming the pregnancy rumours, Nusrat Jahan was seen flaunting her baby bump in pictures doing rounds on social media. HT Bangla also shared one with Jahan posing with her friends.