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Muslim countries which have banned 'triple talaq'

Slide 1 of 12: In India, triple talaq has been a bone of contention. Under the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act (1937), triple talaq – a practice that has been discarded by several Muslim majority countries — still exists in India. Talaq (repudiation) finds its roots in Arabic, where the word means “undoing of or release of a knot”. Unlike India however, there are several Muslim majority nations where triple talaq has been banned. Let's take a look at these countries.

A bill criminalising triple talaq was passed in Lok Sabha on Thursday amid protest from opposition parties. The house members rejected several amendments moved by opposition members before passing the bill. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 criminalises triple talaq or instant divorce and has provision for a maximum three-year jail term and fine for practising triple talaq. It also gives Muslim women right to seek maintenance and right to child’s custody.

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