• Decoding Triple Talaq

    In conversation with the lawyer who represented the case

    ICF and Newsclick Production

    June 27, 2019

    Triple Talaq refers to a practice of divorce under Muslim personal laws, whereby a man can divorce his wife simply by pronouncing the word "talaq" thrice in one sitting. Such a divorce was held irrevocable till the Supreme Court declared it unconstitutional in August 2017.

    After the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha last month, the BJP government has introduced The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019, afresh in the Parliament. 

    Kanika Katyal of the Indian Cultural Forum spoke to Warisha Farasat, a New Delhi based advocate who has represented the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) in the case. 


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    Warisha Farasat is a Delhi based advocate. She has previously worked at the International Center for Transitional Justice, New York, and Centre for Equity Studies, Delhi

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