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Diminished Access to Islamic Divorce for Domestic Violence Survivors  


Author:  Veena Bhatia.


Source: Volume 14, Number 01, Summer 2021 , pp.47-51(5)




Family & Intimate Partner Violence Quarterly

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Abstract: 

Veena Bhatia examines how Indian marriage laws leverage power on behalf of males while disfavoring females living in Islamic India. She focuses on the unconstitutional and unjust Triple-Talaq practice, which allows Muslim men in India to instantly divorce their wives by saying the word “divorce” three times consecutively at any given time and without cause. This is against the problems Indian women face when seeking divorce, which includes stigma, legal hurdles, and systematic financial disincentives.

Keywords: Divorce under Sharia Law; Triple-talaq; India’s Family Law System

Affiliations:  1: Hastings College of Law.

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