Muslim women victimized by Talaq practice

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Women from the Muslim community who have been given talaq (divorce) by their husbands are facing additional problems due to the lack of education and awareness, stakeholders have pointed out.

 Women from the rural areas and the Muslim clergy have expressed concern over the misery and penury such women are facing due to illiteracy.

They have called on the State to initiate stern action against the husbands who give talaq to their wives, misinterpreting their holy book Koran. The Muslim women have suggested that the religious leaders should also initiate a debate on such sensitive issue as talaq.

They also stressed that the State should create an environment in which the Muslim women would have access to education. These kinds of practices in the community could be discouraged only through education and awareness, they argued.

According to rights activists, the women victims of the talaq practice were also suffering from domestic violence due to various reasons, lack of education and access to economic means and politics being the major ones.

 As per the Islamic doctrine, the husband cannot give talaq arbitrarily and in the view of the Muslim scholars if he does so without fulfilling the four different provisions outlined therein then it is blasphemous. RSS

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