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Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 11:48
Indian court rules against instant divorce
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India's top court has ruled the practice of instant divorce in Islam unconstitutional, marking a major victory for women's rights activists.

In a 3-2 majority verdict India's Supreme Court also stayed the practice.

The landmark court decision came after it considered petitions challenging the so-called "triple talaq" custom.

The cases have been filed by five Muslim women who had been divorced this way and two rights groups.

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