Triple Talaq

sakshi narang By sakshi narang, 9th Jun 2017 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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In India it is possible for a muslim man to divorce his wife by repeating this word "talaq" for three times. Women of the country are trying hard to get free of this. I hope it will work this time.

Triple Talaq

India, known for its moral values, is perhaps the only nation where a divorce is possible by simply uttering ‘talaq’ repeatedly for three times. All this is possible in literally a couple of minutes. This “Triple Talaq” is a very common practice among Indian Muslim. The sanction and support of Muslim qazis and Maulvis makes the matter worse. Even though practices for decades now, the unilateral instant Talaq found no mention in Koran. Koran clearly spells out that a talaq has to be spread over tenure of 3 months so that a couple can get time to reconcile. Then why did patriarchal forces snatched this right from women? No one can even imagine the position of a woman who went through this. This barbaric act is a clear question mark to our legal system, humanity and society.
The wedding and divorce of Muslims in India, is governed by their Muslim law known as Sharia. According to this Sharia law, it is totally legal for a man to divorce his wife by saying these three words. The conditions have only worsened with time. With advanced technology, it has become easier to give divorce through Skype, Whatsapp, Facebook and emails. A divorced woman cannot remarry her husband directly after divorce. She has to go through ‘Nikah halala’. In this practice, a woman has to marry some other man and consummate her marriage. She cannot marry her ex-husband until his present husband dies or divorces her.
Almost all Islamic countries in the World including Pakistan and Bangladesh have banned this Triple Talaq but it still thrives in India. For the first time in India, this inhuman act is facing a stiff challenge. The whole process started when Shayara Bano filed a petition in Supreme Court to ban this barbaric practice. Her whole world crashed when her husband of 15 years sent her Talaqnama (divorce papers) by post. Shayara Bano was visiting her parents in Uttrakhand during that time. The man who lived in Allahabad simply switched off his phone and was unavailable for any explanation.
The petition was filed in Feb, 2017 and now Supreme Court is all set to resolve the matter. A Five Judge Constitution Bench will set in May and will be working during their 5 summer holidays. The Court said that instead of looking at the individual cases, it will be a call to practices like ‘Triple Talaq’, ‘Nikah Halala’ and polygamy among Muslims-which violate a woman’s fundamental rights.


Muslim Women, Prejudice, Triple Talaq, Women In India

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
12th Jun 2017 (#)

Well, They can always change their religions as they did back in the day. To marry the one they love.
Now Islamic marriages are different from legal ones. Marry legally to safeguard.
I am of an Inter-religious marriage, estranged as he cheated on me although if he divorces he goes to jail and I have the evidence against him. It doesn't matter as I am not Islamic.
Sorry to hear about your Husband/boyfriend Sakshi. You are hindu who married a muslim right??? God bless you, should have safeguarded it with a legal marriage.

BTW, I am still married by choice although if I find someone suitable, I will get a separation document which doesn't kill the marriage but gives me legal standing to move on without divorce. Learn the truth.

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author avatar Lady Aiyanna
12th Jun 2017 (#)

It is also possible to be a bigamist and get praised too.

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