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Thursday, June 04, 2020

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.


Woman files case after husband gives triple talaq over buying diapers for son

May 22, 2020 6:05 am

On Monday, the couple reportedly had a heated argument when the woman asked him to buy diapers for their son from a nearby shop. “In the fit of rage, the man allegedly divorced her by saying talaq three times,” an officer from Nagpada police station said.

'Nikah halala distorted into a game of lust': A new book looks at a marriage that isn’t

May 27, 2020 1:09 am

Author and journalist Ziya Us Salam's latest book, Nikah Halala, Sleeping with a Stranger, elaborates, with real examples, how the concept of nikah halala is being abused.

Madhya Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife

February 11, 2020 6:52 pm

An offence was registered against Mohammed Ramzan under Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019, which bans instant triple talaq, Bhalumada police station in-charge Ramnath Armo said.

No FIR filed over triple talaq, Mumbai top cop gets notice

January 11, 2020 8:36 am

Niloufer Syed was allegedly given triple talaq by her husband Moiuddin Syed (36), on April 11, 2019. She had married Moiuddin in 2006 and the two have five children. She currently works as a caterer.

From Pulwama attack to Citizenship law, major events that defined 2019

December 31, 2019 3:52 pm

For the ruling party, the year that began with a campaign blitzkrieg for the general elections, that saw BJP securing a clear majority on its own -- a first for any party in three decades -- ended on an unpleasant note, facing protests against the Citizenship Act.

After Triple Talaq law — ‘The harassment has not stopped but has just changed’

December 30, 2019 3:07 am

Kausar Ansari, in-charge of Rehnuma, Awaaz-e-Niswaan, a group working since 2003 for women facing harassment as well as for their literacy and livelihood, speaks to The Indian Express on the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019.

UP: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife after coming to know she bears a female child

November 14, 2019 5:21 pm

The woman, Farzana, was forced to undergo a prenatal test. When her husband, Ghalib, came to know that it was a female child, he forced her to abort the fetus, they said.

First case in Pune under law against triple talaq filed at Hadapsar

November 06, 2019 10:23 am

According to police, the woman had filed a case of domestic violence against her husband and in-laws, and police had filed a chargesheet in the case in 2018.

Tripura man living in Saudi Arabia gives instant triple talaq to wife over SMS, booked

October 31, 2019 7:53 pm

On October 27, Abul Hossain (35) sent a phone text to his wife in India which said he is severing relations with his wife and he considers the marriage over, the police said. Abdul has been living in Saudi Arabia since 2015.

Kerala woman, children sit outside husband's house against talaq; case registered

October 18, 2019 5:22 pm

Fatimah Juveria, 24, who has been protesting outside his house to bring attention to her plight, has alleged that her husband got married to another woman after giving her triple talaq.


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

August 22, 2017 10:17 pm

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.


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

September 19, 2018 6:20 pm

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

August 15, 2018 6:16 am

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more: