Muslim Divorce Code in India

A body of Muslim clerics in India has issued a marriage code that urges Muslim men not to use the so-called “triple talaq” method of divorce. Here’s a story about it from BBC News.

However, the new code from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board stops short of banning the controversial practice of Triple Talaq, which allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife simply by saying “I divorce you” three times while she is in a state of purity.

Muslims in India are permitted to maintain separate provisions for marriage, divorce, and inheritance. Women’s rights activists in India have been advocating a single code of marital and family law that would apply to all citizens of India, regardless of their faith or belief.