India bans instant divorce by Muslim men

  • In this Aug. 22, 2017 file photo, Indian Muslim women rest inside Jama Masjid mosque in New Delhi, India. India’s government on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018, approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple “talaq” violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal, File)

  • In this Jan. 7, 2018 file photo, an Indian Muslim woman holds a placard during a protest against a new draft law aimed at banning “Triple Talaq,” a Muslim practice of instant divorce, in Ahmadabad, India. India’s government on Wednesday, Sept. 19, approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki, File)

NEW DELHI — India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.

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