Triple talaq, the 1400-year-old custom, is actually banned in a number of Muslim nations. India, on Tuesday, banned it after Rajya Sabha passed the Muslim Women’s (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the decision and tweeted that an archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history. In a separate tweet, he said he salutes “the remarkable courage of those Muslim women who have suffered great wrongs just due to the practice of Triple Talaq” and the abolition of Triple Talaq will “contribute to women empowerment and give women the dignity they deserve in our society.”
An archaic and medieval practice has finally been confined to the dustbin of history!
Parliament abolishes Triple Talaq and corrects a historical wrong done to Muslim women. This is a victory of gender justice and will further equality in society.
India rejoices today!
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) July 30, 2019
Here is a list of Muslim countries where the archaic practice is banned:
United Arab Emirates
Egypt was the first country to ban Triple Talaq way back in 1929. Pakistan banned it in 1961.