The history of the abolition of sati is instructive for the triple talaq debate
Raees Ahmed of Moosapur village had married Rehana Begum (34) two years ago. She was his second wife. Around 10 days ago, Raees divorced her saying ‘talaq’ thrice in one go following a marital dispute.
The couple, a 45-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman, had been married for barely 10 days.
The polar positions taken in the Supreme Court hearing on the triple talaq matter obfuscate a question fundamental to the issue: Women’s agency.
The custom fails even on scriptural grounds. India must scrap the practice, as many Muslim nations have done
Why abolishing triple talaq is critical to creating a New India
Arguments against triple talaq could end up jeopardising plurality, making Muslim women more vulnerable
Triple talaq debate shows how Muslim women are challenging patriarchy
A survey shows that it is numerically insignificant. The unusual attention that is being devoted to the practice is politically motivated and a waste of resources
Central issue is not finality and manner of divorce, but inability of law, society to support women after it
We have always supported the government and the armed forces in matters of national security. Unlike the BJP, we do not politicise matters of national security, said Singh.
“Parliament has the power to enact law and it has in the past done also, but this does not make the court to not intervene and hold the practice has invalid. Now the ball is in the compound of the court and it has to decide”, Rohatgi said.
Muslim Personal Law Board is showing signs of giving up its rigid stand on triple talaq. It must now act against the practice
In case of a relationship breaking down irreconcilably, it reiterates three methods of divorce it sees as Islamic and adviseable.
In affidavit to Supreme Court, AIMPLB issued new guidelines for couples