WORLD India to draft law banning "quickie" divorce


India to draft law banning "quickie" divorce

By Zou Song | People's Daily app

13:43, November 22, 2017


Photo: India Today

New Delhi (People's Daily) - India has set up a ministerial-level committee to draft a penal law that would ban a "quickie" divorce in the country.

The instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat allows Muslim men to arbitrarily divorce their wives by mentioning the word "talaq" (divorce) three times at once, sometimes just through email, WhatsApp messages or letters.

In August, India's Supreme Court ruled against the practice. A senior government official said that the need for a new law was felt after it was found that divorce by way of talaq-e-biddat was taking place even after the SC judgment. Victims have currently no option even after approaching the police as there exists no provision in law to take action against the husband.

Once a law is in place, the Muslim clergy will have no role in cases of talaq-e-biddat and women can directly contact the police for help.

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