'Talaq' Delivered in Skype, WhatsApp and Email Worries 92 Percent Muslim Women

Published: 21st August 2015 10:21 AM  |   Last Updated: 21st August 2015 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

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Majority of Muslim women in India are contemplating to ban the triple talaq over the rising concern of its discriminatory practice by many men. For the first time, a study found that 92.1% of Muslim women gave an unambiguous dissent of triple talaq practice as regressive.

Cases of oral talaq being delivered through social media platforms and chatting apps like Skype, Whatsapp and email services have increased their worry.

The study was conducted in 10 states by an NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) who work seeking reforms in Muslim personal law. Majority of the women surveyed in all the states were economically and socially backward and married early at the age of 18. Many of them have reportedly faced domestic violence too.

73% surveyed are from families who earned a annual income which is less than Rs 50,000 and 55% married at the age 18 and 82% had no property to their name.

"In 2014, of the 235 cases that came to women Sharia adalats that we run, 80% were of oral talaq,'' Zakia Soman who authored the study told the Times of India.

93% of women were favoring the legal divorce process and 83.3% feel that codifying Muslim family law will help them get justice. However, the Muslim community has resisted the codification nor uniform civil code due to religious interference.

BMMA is looking to move the government, Law Commission and National Commission for Women (NCW) regarding this issue.

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