INDIA: Muslim Women’s Group Call For Ban on 3 Word Divorce

So in India and other Muslim countries (not all, only some) a man can divorce his wife simply by saying “I divorce you” 3 times. The woman cannot get a divorce from her husband in this manner, if at all. It is called “Talaq” and so the man says “talaq, talaq, talaq” and the marriage is caput. The woman is screwed for life. Well, this practice could be on the cusp of change. On US News and World Reports, it has been reported that

In a letter to India’s National Commission for Women, the Mumbai-based Muslim women’s rights group Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan calls the instant, unilateral divorce system in India “un-Quranic” and asks the commission to back their petition to ban the practice in India, which has received more than 50,000 signatures.

It has not yet taken hold and so the law is still what the law is with respect to that. But soon, this could change for women impacted by this. And that is probably a good thing.

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