Around 22 Muslim Countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh have abolished Triple TalaQ in some capacity but India hasn’t.
- ‘Triple Talaq’ is a procedure of divorce under the Sharia Law which is a body of the Islamic law. Under this, a husband can divorce his wife by pronouncing ‘Talaq’ thrice.
- In spite of protests by Muslim women and activists world-wide the procedure is still prevalent in most countries and is recognised by the Islamic Law.
- There are several instances where ‘triple talaq’ has enabled husbands to divorce their wives arbitrarily, devoid of any substantiation.
- According to a study, 92% of Muslim women in India want oral triple talaq to go.
- Most women (93%) were in favour of an arbitration process before divorce and 83.3% believed that codification of Muslim family law would help get justice.
Oral talaq or ‘triple talaq’ delivered through new media platforms like Skype, text messages, email and WhatsApp have become an increasing cause of worry for the community.
- Over 50,000 Muslim women and men had signed a petition seeking a ban on triple talaq. The petition, spearheaded by the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA), sought the National Commission for Women’s intervention to end this “unQuranic practice”
The ‘triple talaq’ has been abolished in 21 countries including Pakistan, but is still prevalent in India.
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