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India declares Muslim instant divorce unconstitutional

August 30, 2017

In a 3-2 decision, India’s Supreme Court has declared the Muslim practice of instant divorce unconstitutional.

Under the practice, a husband can initiate an instant divorce by saying the word talaq (“repudiation, divorce”) to his wife three times.


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