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Triple talaq: How it affects lives of India’s 90 million Muslim women

March 30, 2017

When Pakistan, Bangladesh and many other Islamic countries could ban the practice of talaq-ul-bidat, then why not India?

Imagine living with the mental insecurity that years of your marital alliance can be ended just by the utterance of three words. That’s exactly what Indian Muslim women feel.
India is home to world’s third-largest Muslim population which is governed by the Sharia or Islamic jurisprudence and this has been the case since British colonial rule. But till today, India’s 90 million Muslim women face the threat of a sudden, oral, and out-of-court divorce.
When Pakistan, Bangladesh and many other Islamic countries could ban the practice of talaq-ul-bidat, then why not India, is the question. Talaq-ul-bidat or triple talaq is a Sharia law practice which gives men the power to end a marriage by simple uttering the word ‘talaq’ to their wives three times in succession.