Supreme Court Hearing in India to Decide Validity of Muslim Divorce Practice – Voice of America

A multi-faith judge bench in India has opened hearings on whether the controversial practice of instant divorce violates the rights of Muslim women. The instant divorce in Islam is called the “triple talaq”, as a man can divorce his wife by simply uttering “talaq” (divorce) three times. The five Supreme Court judges, all of different faiths – Hindu, Sikh, Christian, Zoroastrian and Muslim started six-day hearings on the issue on Thursday. They are reviewing a batch of petitions claiming the practice is unconstitutional.

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