Divorced through triple talaq, Muslim woman kills self in Uttar Pradesh

Triple talaq impedes social democracy: Govt

The Centre has sought scrapping of triple talaq and polygamy among Muslims, saying these practices are not protected by fundamental right to practice religion.

Several Muslim women have challenged the practice of "triple talaq" in which the husband, quite often, pronounces talaq thrice in one go, sometimes over phone or text message.

This, in turn, the government contended, "impacts her status, her choices, her conduct and her right to a life with dignity".

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Sources said the Chief Minister told them that his government will present to the court the views of Muslim women on the triple talaq. "These practices.affect the social status and dignity of Muslim women and render them unequal and vulnerable qua men belonging to their own community, women belonging to other communities and also Muslim women outside India", Hindustan Times reported.

The government said the paradox is that Muslim women in India are more vulnerable in their social status because of the prevalence of such practices, even though they live in a secular country and that their position is weaker than women who live in theocratic societies or countries where Islam is the state religion.

It added that although "it may be true to say that only some women are. actually affected by these practices", the fact remained that every woman subject to these laws "lives under the threat, fear or prospect of these practices being invoked against her". The matter would be examined by a five-judge Constitution Bench during the summer vacation.

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The Centre said such rights were available to women of other religions and the "unreasonable differentiation/classification between Muslim women and non-Muslim women" could not be "countenanced in a secular country". "So, we will try to attain justice in this", the Union Minister said.

Neighbours then told her that the husband, an advocate named Mohmmad Sharif, had served her triple talaq while she was away.

April. 12 (ANI): A day after All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) vice-president said that it would end the practice of triple talaq in 18 months, a muslim cleric said the former's statement was his personal view and not of the board.

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