India’s government temporarily bans a centuries-old law which allows Muslim men to instantly divorce their wives. The practice,called triple talaq, allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying the word “talaq” three times in person, in writing, or over the phone. “Talaq” means divorce in Arabic.
The triple talaq practice is not allowed to be used by Muslim women, who can only seek divorce if granted permission by their husbands, a cleric, or other religious authorities.
The ordinance to ban triple talaq was led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and deems the practice as a criminal offense resulting in a fine and a jail sentence of up to three years.
The government failed to get approval from Parliament to allow triple talaq after the Supreme Court ruled that the practice violates the constitutional rights of Muslim women last year. The government has another six months to get approval from Parliament before the ban becomes law.
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