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Muslim divorce practice ‘unconstitutional’ says Indian court

In a major boost for women’s rights, an Indian court on Thursday branded as “unconstitutional” the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by saying the word “talaq” three times. The form of instant divorce is cruel, demeaning, a violation of human rights and “impedes and drags India from becoming a nation,” the Allahaba High Court […]