Who Pays the Price of Triple Talaq? Real Women, True Stories

Who Pays the Price of Triple Talaq? Real Women, True Stories

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(An ordinance on triple talaq has received Cabinet approval. In light of this, The Quint is republishing this documentary from its archives. It was originally published on 22 August 2017.)

A batch of PILs were seeking a ban on the practices of Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala and polygamy. One of the PILs was filed by Shayara Bano, a woman who was given triple talaq by her husband. The other was filed by a Muslim women’s organisation called the Bhartiya Mahila Muslim Andolan (BMMA).

The five judge bench reached a decision with 3:2 split. While Justice RF Nariman called the practice “unislamic, unconstitutional”, the overall verdict termed the practice a violation to the right to equality. The three judges against the practice also concluded that the issue need not be referred to the Parliament.

The Quint met a few women whose lives have been torn apart by these practices. Watch the video to see what they have to say.

Reporter & Producer: Vatsala Singh

Multimedia Producer: Puneet Bhatia

Cameraperson: Athar Rather

Camera Assit: Abhishek Ranjan and Naman Shah

Illustration: Vibhushita Singh

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