Indian Court Bans Islamic ‘Instant Divorce’
Not so fast, sweetheart. India’s high court has suspended the practice of “triple talaq” separation — allowing Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by saying the word “talaq” three times — after years of lobbying by women’s rights groups. Most countries with major Muslim populations, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, have already banned the practice, which doesn’t appear in the Koran or sharia law. Opponents of the decision say such cases should be dealt with by the community, but a recent survey found that 92 percent of Muslim women support ending the practice.