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Muslim Husbands may face up to 3 years Jail time for Triple Talaq “Instant Divorce”

The government of India is considering jail time for husbands who perform Triple Talaq or “instant divorce.”

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The traditional practice involves a Muslim man saying “talaq” (divorce) three times – in any form, including email or text message.-BBC

It was declared unconstitutional by India’s Supreme Court in August, but officials say it has continued since.-BBC

The Bill dubbed the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill will also accommodate for there to be fines and jail time of up to three years for the guilty party. Talaq was deemed unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in August but the act has since continued and many say there needs to be a harsher sentence for men who choose to participate in this unconstitutional behavior.

The court ruled 3-2 in their favor, and labeled it “un-Islamic”.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he is ready to pay the political price for the steps taken by him for a better India and nothing would deter him from pursuing his mission.-TheHindu.com

Instant divorce is currently banned in 22 countries including Pakistan and Bangladesh and the 5 women who petitioned the Supreme court to declare Talaq unconstitutional believe since a woman and man enter a marriage as a legally binding contract that they both agree to; when one party decides to leave the marriage the other should be protected legally; in many cases the woman being instantly divorced (Talaq).

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Atiya Sabri-My Husband divorced me in November 2015 by sending a letter to my brother’s office. He never called or spoke to me about it. That’s why I don’t accept the divorce and have gone to the Supreme Court for justice. I want the court to make a law that gives Muslim women equal rights to make decisions about divorce.-BBC

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