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Triple talaq: The ‘inhuman practice that violates rights and dignity of women’ | india-news | Hindustan Times

13.7.16

Triple talaq: The ‘inhuman practice that violates rights and dignity of women’ | india-news | Hindustan Times: A school teacher with a post-graduate degree in English and an MBA, Ismail was allegedly divorced in 2011 by her husband, a wing commander in the Indian Air Force, by uttering the ‘triple talaq’, an age-old custom that allows a Muslim man to leave his wife simply by saying the Urdu word thrice.

“In courts and at offices of civil rights activists, young Muslim girls in burqa ask me how an educated woman like me became a victim of this unjust practice,” says Arshiya, articulating the commonly-held belief that triple talaq is prevalent only among the less educated, orthodox and economically backward sections of the community.


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