Which act abolished triple talaq?

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. According to the act, triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) in any form, whether verbal or written, or conveyed through electronic means viz: email or SMS/ Whatsapp is illegal and void. It laid down that there would be imprisonment for a period of three years for the husband, in case he still resorts to Triple talaq as a means of dissolving the marriage. Further, under this new law, a Muslim woman is even entitled to demand maintenance for her dependent children.

About Tripple talaq:

  • Triple Talaq is the process of divorce under Sharia Law (Islamic law) where a husband can divorce his wife by pronouncing ‘Talaq’ three times. This is also called oral talaq.
  • There are three types of divorce under Islamic law, namely, Ahsan, Hasan and Talaq-e-Biddat (triple talaq). 
  • While the former two are revocable, the last one is irrevocable. It is mainly prevalent among India’s Muslim communities that follow the Hanafi School of Islamic Law. 

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