India’s top court rules instant ‘triple talaq’ divorce unconstitutional

India’s top court on Tuesday struck down the controversial Islamic practice that allows men to divorce their wives instantly by a 3:2 majority, deeming it “unconstitutional”.

Muslim men can divorce their wives by reciting the word talaq (divorce) three times, had approached the Supreme Court (SC) to ask for a ban.

Triple talaq “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”, a panel of SC judges said.

 

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