India is one of the few countries in the world where a Muslim man can divorce his wife in a matter of minutes by simply uttering the word 'talaq,' or divorce in Urdu, three times. This practice is now facing a stiff challenge in India's top court.
India's Supreme Court has banned a Muslim law that allows men to divorce their wives by saying the word "talaq" three times. In some cases, women were left destitute after receiving "triple talaq" WhatsApp messages.
Hardline Muslim sections have criticized India's top court verdict banning a law that allowed men to divorce their wives by saying the word "talaq" (divorce) three times. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
The European Court of Justice is reviewing whether a divorce granted by a Sharia court is still valid in Germany. Experts are warning against a general ban, as that could put women at a disadvantage.
India's Supreme Court is expected to soon deliver its verdict on a contentious divorce practice that violates the right to gender equality of Muslim women. The issue pits constitutional rights against religious custom.
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