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What is instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat

By Vicky

The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down instant triple talaq or talaq-biddat. This practise was challenged by several women in the Supreme Court who termed the practise as unconstitutional and violative of their fundamental rights.

What is instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat

The court in a 3:2 verdict struck down talaq-e-biddat and directed the centre to come up with a law to govern Muslim marriages and divorces.

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    What is instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat

    Instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat is different comparred to talaq-ul-sunnat which is the ideal form of a dissolution of Muslim marriages. Under talaq-ul-sunnat once the husband pronounces talaq, the wife has to observe a three month iddat period covering three menstrual cycles. During this period the husband can arbitrate and re-conciliate with the wife.

    In case of cohabitation between the husband and wife during the three months, the talaq is revoked. However, when the period of iddat expires and the husband does not revoke the talaq either expressly or by consummation, the talaq is irrevocacble and final.

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    In instant triple talaq or talaq-e-biddat a man pronounces talaq thrice during a sitting, on phone or write in a talaqnama or text message. Here the divorce is considered to be immediate and irrevocable even if the husband wants to later on re-conciliate.

    Under this the only way for the couple to get back together is through a nikah halala. Under this process the woman has to get remarried, consummate the second marriage, get divorced, observe the three-month iddat period and return to her husband.

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