Family Law Prof Blog

Editor: Margaret Ryznar
Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Saturday, August 17, 2019

What India's Criminalization Of Instant Divorce Could Mean For Indian Muslims

From The Atlantic:

In January 2016, Afreen Rehman, a resident of Jaipur, in northwest India, was recovering from a road accident when her husband sent a letter to her maternal uncle and grandfather.

Syed Ashar Ali Warsi had handwritten the word talaq thrice. Their marriage of 16 months was over.

Warsi had used an interpretation of Islamic law that allows a husband to annul a marriage by uttering the word talaq—Arabic for “divorce”—three times. The practice is commonly known as “triple talaq,” or instant divorce.

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