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India’s Supreme Court to Scrutinize Practice of Instant Divorce

India’s Supreme Court is examining Islamic family laws that allow Muslim men to divorce their wives by saying the word “talaq” thrice. The court action comes in response to a Muslim woman’s petition challenging the constitutional validity of instant divorce and polygamy. However conservative Muslim organizations are staunchly opposing any judicial scrutiny of Islamic laws that govern the community in family-related matters. The petition was filed by a Muslim woman, Shayara Bano, who...

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