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Indian Parliament Passes Law Banning Muslim Practice Of 'Instant Divorce'

WorldNews Wednesday, 31 July 2019
Indian Parliament Passes Law Banning Muslim Practice Of 'Instant Divorce'Indian lawmakers have passed legislation banning the Muslim practice known as “instant divorce,” Russia Today reports. Proponents of the bill say it will protect Muslim women, while critics argue its penalties are too harsh and target Muslims unfairly. “Triple talaq,” as the controversial practice is also known in India, allows a husband to separate from his wife merely by uttering “talaq,” the Arabic word for divorce, three times consecutively, whether verbally, in written form or even through a tweet or text message. In 2017, the Indian Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional, but the new legislation prohibits it outright, threatening violators with up to three years in prison....
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