Triple talaq exception rather than rule: Survey

The Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) surveyed 20,671 individuals — 16,860 men and 3,811 women — across India between March and May this year.

Written by Seema Chishti | New Delhi | Updated: May 17, 2017 8:29 am
talaq, triple talaq, muslim talaq, muslim divorce, relative force divorce, reason of talaq, triple talaq causes, indian express news, explained, india news Most strikingly, however, the survey found that the incidence of the so-called “oral triple talaq” (where ‘talaq’ is uttered thrice at one go, without any witnesses or record) among the 331 cases was just 1 — or a mere 0.3%. (Representational image)

A day before the Supreme Court began hearing the legal challenge to triple talaq, a Delhi-based institute reported the results of its survey, showing the incidence of this form of divorce among Muslims was less than even 1 in 100.

The Centre for Research and Debates in Development Policy (CRDDP) surveyed 20,671 individuals — 16,860 men and 3,811 women — across India between March and May this year. The respondents in the online survey were picked from a larger data base of about 1,00,000 verified respondents that CRDDP already had.

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The survey was led by Dr Abu Saleh Shariff, former Chief Economist of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), and best known as Member Secretary of the Sachar Committee, which in 2006 submitted a report on the social, educational and economic backwardness and deprivation status of Muslims.

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Of the 331 talaqs (divorces) reported by both women and men respondents in Dr Shariff’s survey, just about a quarter had occurred through the intervention of religious institutions such as the qazi and dar-ul-kaza.

Most strikingly, however, the survey found that the incidence of the so-called “oral triple talaq” (where ‘talaq’ is uttered thrice at one go, without any witnesses or record) among the 331 cases was just 1 — or a mere 0.3%.

Dr Shariff told The Indian Express, “The survey has found one reporting of triple talaq in one sitting out of 331 total talaqs and khulas. This (triple talaq) is an evil and a bad practice, but its incidents are minuscule, it almost does not exist. The sample set here is of mostly of those with some education, but that approximates national educational levels.”

Dr Shariff clarified that “each respondent (in the survey) had been registered by due process”.

He added, “The most important thing is the security of women who have gone through talaq, not only triple talaq, but what happens after the divorce to them. We believe that there is a due process followed by the community and also, women find it easy to get remarried. The court must take note of this process.”

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    Yaser Shakir
    May 18, 2017 at 9:53 am
    It seems that our Government doesn't have any other job that's why focusing on such issues where India can't be developed. Request to do some good job with which the w world appreciate India. At present many Muslims countries start hatting us .
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      anonymous
      May 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm
      People Always think that there is injustice happening with Islamic women. The only thing that can eradicate this educating women in all the aspects so that women never backs in any situation. secondly I would also say that women needs to understand the importance of islam because you see it is very easy to change rules are the sections created by human. but remember one fine day you will be questioned infront of every one it is easy to blame the religion it is easy to blame triple talaq is injustice towards women but have you ever thought that this is not a part of human touch or literature this are the teachings of that person on the basis of whom this world is created.i would say think twice/thrice before you could raise a voice against allah. did any one try to take the time of knowing why are what really is triple talaq. People comment on talaq.they don't know what it is. This is not the world which always remain there is doomsday also infront of everyone allah will question you.
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        anonymous
        May 17, 2017 at 10:22 pm
        Triple Talaq it is that part of shariah of islam that cannot be changed. Yes I do agree that people take an advantage of this commit things or do things which are so annoying and disgusting which no one can even imagine. People think that there is an injustice which is happening towards women. I also understand that no one has born are created by allah with same destiny. all the fingers in a human hand are not the same men think that after marriage they are supreme power they don't have the thought that women lives here family to start a future with here husband person who understands and is a true muslim he would never ever mislead it.Our Prophet Mohammed(SAW) the way he has got this religion in to existence the person who understands it.
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          jackal
          May 17, 2017 at 12:12 pm
          Easy seperation of unwil husband and wife should be made mandatory for all religions with some sa uarding clauses. Before seperation all avenues of reconciliation should be exhausted. If a couple go to court for divorce and spend years of their prime life, fighting the case and hur charges and counter charges, paying the lawyers through their noses, dragging children into this fight inorder to make their cases strong, will ruin the lives and minds of young and vulnerable children. In many cases both the parents try to infuse into their childs' head that the other one is wrong. All non muslim faiths, and particularly hindus are suffering with the notion that once husband and wife, are for seven janmas, so there is no question of divorce. So what happens to unwil or in some cases hating husband and wife, who cannot spend a few hours face to face, but have to carry on the burden . So there are murders, infidelity, seperation without divorce.
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            jackal
            May 17, 2017 at 12:21 pm
            (continues) And after living seperately, the wife/husband with grown up children fight for share in the property. This will be of a life spent in fighting each other and when they die with the thought of coming across the same person in the next janma as husband/wife, think of the mental agony of such a person. So guys who advocate one night stands, blind dates, live in relationships, concubines, girl/boy friends as a fasion statement, EASY DIVORCE, and SECOND MARRIAGE is the most decent way of moving ahead. Just because non mulims are suffering this hell, dont feel jealous and try to drag muslims into this of a lifetime in the garb of reforms.
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            SP
            May 17, 2017 at 11:35 am
            India will be secular only if there is Uniform Civil Code. The communal mind set of some of these so called secular persons gets revealed when they start writing under an agenda.
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              Mohammad Dar
              May 17, 2017 at 12:38 pm
              hindu immoral dump of hinduism racism india is already a hindu immoral secular self centered country, need not any more, because hind crime of hinduism immorality has nothing to do with truth but, every thing, hind crime of hindrance to truth secular self centered, as foundation of hind crime against humanity, dubbed as a religion, to fool humanity. One has to be in hindrance to truth a hindu, by faith, to deny hinduism to be any thing else, but a crime against humanity, dubbed as a religion, to fool humanity.
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              Aadis
              May 17, 2017 at 11:01 am
              Everyone has right to follow their religion as per Indian Penal Code so I urge other religions not to intervene in it . If you intervene in it ,then we will also have the right to intervene in your religion. Talaq has started from 7th AD (before India has born ) and no one blamed as wrong !
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                Elias
                May 17, 2017 at 9:24 am
                The issue of triple talaq is a blessing for a divorced women to remarry soon as stipulated in the Shariah...that is the reason RSS and BJP are misguiding the Supreme Court in disguise of welfare to divorced women and ultimately want the Muslim women to suffer as the other low caste Hindu and Dalit women suffer by the Upper caste Hindus
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                  Mohammad Sayeeduddin
                  May 17, 2017 at 10:27 am
                  Triple Talaq is like emergency Stop button in a machine, it is like chain in train, which has to be used in exceptional cir stances. Erratic use of the same should be punishable but removing it would be disastrous. People who are commenting on Talaq or divorce do not understand importance of divorce in married life. It is like a company dissolving clause in Partnership company.
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                    jackal
                    May 17, 2017 at 12:33 pm
                    GOOD ANALOGY !!! These guys want muslims also to suffer along with them, without an option of divorce.
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                  Vnk
                  May 17, 2017 at 8:37 am
                  Foolish, biased report as was the Khachchar committee report.
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                    ak dev
                    May 17, 2017 at 7:14 am
                    If Triple Talaq is exception, it should be easier to abolish it. Let Karat divorce Brinda by saying Talaq, Talaq, Talaq.
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                      Abdul
                      May 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm
                      Even Modi can say Talaq, Talaq, Talaq to Yeshoda.......
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                      Kapil Sutra
                      May 17, 2017 at 7:05 am
                      Injustices are always exception NOT rule!! It has to be that way.
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                        ak dev
                        May 17, 2017 at 7:16 am
                        Cancer also happens in exceptional cases.
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