Triple talaq

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq is unconstitutional and against the teachings of Islam. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Khehar ruled against the practise by a majority of 3:2. The bench began hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of 'instant triple talaq' or talaq-e-bidat among Muslims in May 2017. It had said it would first determine if the

practice is fundamental to Islam. Besides seeking a ban on instant triple talaq, the seven petitioners that comprise five Muslim women had also moved the apex court over the practice of nikah halala and polygamy in the community. Many Islamic nations, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran, do not recognise the husband's right to unilaterally divorce through triple talaq.

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Life, Interrupted

Inspired by a real-life incident, Aleena Khan’s film Code Blue, which premiered at the Berlin Film Festival, looks at the ground reality of the practice of triple talaq

Uttar Pradesh: Woman shot dead five days after she got triple talaq over phone

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Faith and gender justice

Court has upheld equality. Muslim Personal Law Board and devotees of Ayyappa must initiate internal reform.

Will scrap Triple Talaq Bill if voted to power: Congress

Speaking at the AICC minorities convention in the presence of Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Sushmita Dev said the focus of the Triple Talaq Bill was not to empower Muslim women but to penalise Muslim men.

‘Fatwas’ against triple talaq activist: Chargesheets in two cases against clerics

The ‘fatwa’ was issued days after Nida had in a press conference supported a woman who had alleged that she was given triple talaq and forced to marry her father-in-law in the name of nikah halala.


Triple talaq ordinance re-promulgated

Under the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2019, issued on Saturday, divorcing through instant triple talaq will be illegal, void and would attract a jail term of three years for the husband.

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Triple talaq ordinance to be re-promulgated

The earlier ordinance was to expire on January 22. The Bill to convert the first ordinance into a law is pending in Rajya Sabha.

Triple talaq Bill: Congress, BJP issue whips to MPs to be present in Rajya Sabha

The Congress, whose MPs staged a walkout of Lok Sabha when the triple talaq Bill was passed on Thursday, has asserted that it will oppose it in the upper house as well.

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SC strikes down instant triple talaq, victims of practice hail verdict

Supreme Court pulled the curtains down on a 1,400-year-old practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and set it aside on several grounds including that it was against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran and violated the Islamic law Shariat.

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Instant triple talaq a crime now: here are five things to know about ordinance approved by cabinet

The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the government's ordinance.

From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

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