More than 50,000 Muslims, including men, have signed petition filed by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) seeking a ban on the practice of triple talaq.
The petition by BMMA seeks the intervention of National Commission for Women for ending the practice, which has been causing massive troubles for Muslim women in India.
People from more than a dozen states, including Telangana, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and Bihar, have come up against triple talaq.
BMMA has also written to NCW chairperson to extend support for the cause, which has been in the news for quite some time now.
A new BMMA study has revealed that 92% of Muslim women were against the practice, given that husbands have been using weird and unacceptable ways to end marriages.
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Many cases have been reported so far, where husbands have used text messages, emails and phone calls to end marriages, leaving women in the lurk.
To add to the woes, there’s the atrocious practice of ‘nikah halala‘, which requires a woman to marry another man and consummate the marriage before marrying her husband.
There have also been strong online and offline protests against the lack of alimony options, as many women found themselves dealing with financial issues after divorce.
Many members of BMMA have also lashed at qazis, as they support husbands and often offer themselves for the temporary need of ‘nikah halala’.
The Indian Supreme Court has recently accepted a petition by a Muslim woman Shayara Bano, who was deserted by her husband and wants demolition of practice.
Even in Quran, it has been mandated that a woman must be given three months time for the divorce, and in most cases, this has been followed.
The petition adds that Muslim women must be given all the ‘constitutional safeguards’ as citizens of India. It also demands that all the discriminatory practices in Muslim personal law must be reformed and considered illegal, adding that Quranic rights of the woman must be safeguarded.