India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled a controversial Muslim instant divorce law unconstitutional, a landmark victory for Muslim women who had long argued that it violated their right to equality. The law allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times. Muslim women say they have been left destitute by husbands divorcing them through “triple talaq”, including by Skype and WhatsApp. Under the ruling, the government will need to frame new divorce legislation, which would replace the abolished practice of triple talaq. “Finally, I feel free today,” Shayara Bano, who was divorced through triple talaq and was among the women who brought the case, told Reuters after the ruling. “I have the order that will liberate many Muslim women.” The ruling was delivered by a panel of five male judges from different faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism. Three of the five ruled that the practice was unconstitutional, overruling the senior-most judge in India, the chief justice. He announced a suspension of the practice, and told the government to come up with a new law within six months. Many Muslim countries have banned the practice of triple talaq, including neighboring Pakistan… Read full this story
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