Triple talaq: India court bans Islamic instant divorce

first_imgBBC News 23 August 2017India’s top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women’s rights activists.In a 3-2 majority verdict, the court called the practice “un-Islamic”.India is one of a handful of countries where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in minutes by saying the word talaq (divorce) three times.The landmark court decision came in response to petitions challenging the so-called “triple talaq” custom.The cases were filed by five Muslim women who had been divorced in this way and two rights groups.Women’s rights campaigners have hailed the court’s decision as a historic win.READ MORE: