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Landmark decision handed down by the Indian Supreme Court finds the practice of 'triple talaq' to be unconstitutional

Date:25 AUG 2017
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In May 2017, the Indian Supreme Court formally opened hearings into a number of applications challenging, among other issues, the constitutionality of the practice of 'triple talaq' in Islam. The applications,the first of their kind in India, were made by women affected by the practice together with pressure groups campaigning for a review of the law which allowed men to instantly divorce their wives by declaring the word 'talaq' (the Arabic word for a type of divorce) three times. As the practice was protected in law by the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act 1937, increasing numbers of women facing a 'triple talaq' were being left without financial or emotional support.

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