ClarionProject: Muslim women in India are currently fighting the legal backing for triple talaq divorces – divorces that occur after a man has said talaq three times, whether these be said consecutively or not, or even not verbalized in person – texts, social media posts, letters and telephone calls are all acceptable.
This kind of divorce is particularly harmful to women because it makes them vulnerable to a divorce that can come out of nowhere and leaves them with no room to participate.
Triple talaq is a part of “Muslim Personal Law that follows the tenets of the Islamic faith as interpreted by local imams and religious schools across India.”
While Muslim women in India have gone to court seeking maintenance or financial support from their ex-husband following one of these instant divorces since the 1980s, this is the first time these women have come together in a unified attempt to abolish this form of divorce. more