Police in UAE arrest abusive husband after woman’s Twitter plea
UAE: Sharjah Police swung into action and arrested an Indian man on Wednesday, November 13, after his wife took to Twitter and sought help to leave her abusive husband.
A note of what is being shared through social media about the case of an Asian nationality women who was exposed to violence by her husband in the Emirate of Sharjah, the case was dealt with by the competent authorities.
— شرطة الشارقة (@ShjPolice) November 13, 2019
In the short video clip posted by Jasmine Sultana, 33 at 8.55pm on Tuesday, the Indian mother of two from Bangalore, could be seen in a distressed state, bleeding from one eye and with a swollen face. “Please help, I don’t want to stay with my husband. I have two kids and I want to go back to India,” she pleaded for help.
In no time, the video went viral and was retweeted by nearly 37,000 people tagging UAE law enforcement authorities as well as Indian missions and government.
“I want to thank Twitter and all those who messaged me and supported me. I am relieved my husband is in police custody now. All these years, I suffered abuse, humiliation and violence in my marriage. Now, not anymore,” Jasmine told Khaleej Times over phone.
Sharjah Police confirmed that they have responded to the news of an Asian woman who was suffering from domestic abuse, and has taken the man into custody for questioning.
“The case was dealt with by competent authorities,” police said on their twitter account.
“Sharjah Police General Headquarters urges members of the public not to share such cases because of the negative repercussions and disturbances among the community.”
The Consulate General of India to Dubai issued a tweet in response the Jasmine’s plea. It said, “We met Jasmine today and are in regular touch with her. We have called her husband to the Consulate tomorrow, and understand that local authorities are already questioning him. We will provide all possible help to Jasmine.”
Jasmine, a postgraduate who was working as an HR professional in Bangalore, India, has two boys aged five and 17 months. She said that her husband, M.F. is a Business Development Manager, who she married after her first divorce.
“He is a well-educated man. But he is very short-tempered and has been abusing me from day one. He assaulted me violently on Sunday night. He punched me, twisted my hands backwards and hit me on my ribs, on my neck and my head. I thought I would die.”
Jasmine said she decided to come out because she could not bear it anymore.
Indian woman accuses husband of domestic violence, requests help via social media to leave Sharjah
UAE: In a video that has gone viral on social media, an Indian woman Jasmine Sultana has requested authorities to help her get out of the UAE. She has accused her husband, Mohammed Khizar Ullah of domestic violence.
Required urgent help …..my name Jasmine sultana I live in UAE Sharjah my husband name is Mohammed khizar ulla ….I have assaulted badly by husband I want help ….. pic.twitter.com/ugp2E6tqm3
— Jasmine Sultana (@JasmineSultan18) November 12, 2019
In an unclear video, the woman who identifies herself as Jasmine Sultana in the tweet could be seen with swollen eyes and bleeding. She could be heard pleading for help from her parents and one Lubna and one Debu, presumably her relatives. She can be seen crying towards the end of the video.
While other details are not clear from her video, in another tweet, she says she does not want to stay in the UAE with her husband and wants to come back to her home country India.
I want help urgently because I don't want to stay in UAE any more with my husband I want to go back my home country India with my kids one is 5 year old and second is 17 months old am from Bangalore India …..currently am in Sharjah uae pic.twitter.com/XEjM1kTHE6
— Jasmine Sultana (@JasmineSultan18) November 13, 2019
Jasmine Sultana says that she is from Bangalore, India and currently in Sharjah, UAE. She says she has one 5-year-old child and one 17-month-old child. Various people have tagged authorities in Dubai and in India on Twitter asking them to help her.