'Talaq': The word that 'destroys lives'
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India divorce: How 'triple talaq' destroys lives

9 January 2017 Last updated at 01:11 GMT

A practice in India that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives in an instant is facing fierce opposition.

"Triple talaq" - divorcing by saying the word talaq three times - is legal for Muslims in India but controversial. It is banned across much of the Islamic world.

India’s Supreme Court is deciding whether triple talaq is unconstitutional, a move that could help thousands of women.

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