With ‘instant divorce’ now banned in India, many cheer but some worry


b_179_129_16777215_00_images_IND130723AA001.jpegVARANASI, India (RNS) — Many Muslim women in India are hailing this week’s court decision banning “instant divorce,” the Muslim practice by which a man ends his marriage simply by saying “talaq,” or “I divorce thee,” three times.

But some wonder whether Muslims in poor and rural areas will abide by or even learn of the ruling. Yet others decry the ban as yet another violation of Muslim religious rights in a nation where an upsurging Hindu nationalism has already unnerved the large minority of Indians who practice Islam.  

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