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Triple Talaq: Twitter explodes with strong opinions

A petition filed by Shayara Bano brought triple talaq to the fore, and now there is a lot of appeal from social media users against the Islamic practice.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 12, 2017 12:37:34 am
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Over the years, uttering “talaq, talaq, talaq” has been considered enough to seek divorce according to Muslim traditions. A petition filed by Shayara Bano — herself a victim of triple talaq — brought the issue to the fore back in February 2016. Since then, there is a lot of protest from people across the nation, and many people have taken to social media to voice their opinion against the Islamic practice. In the wake of such protests, the Supreme Court said on Thursday it would examine whether the Islamic divorce practice ‘is fundamental to religion’ and whether it is part of enforceable fundamental right.

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A five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar has been asked to hear petitions seeking amendments in the Muslim Personal Law. Petitions related to polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ — under which a divorced Muslim woman has to marry again, consummate the marriage and then break it if she wants to go back to her first husband — are also being heard in the court.

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Interestingly, it was also reported that Muslim women recited Hanuman Chalisa to get rid of triple talaq in a Varanasi temple. With the topic being hotly debated across the country, many took to various social media platforms as well, with the hashtag #TripleTalaq dominating Twitter and Facebook all through the day. These platforms exploded with strong opinions on the matter. Read some tweets here.

What is your opinion on triple talaq?

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