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'Turk', a Muslim group in UP district bans 'triple talaq' at one go

A small group of Muslims living in this Uttar Pradesh district has banned the practice of 'triple talaq' at one go.


By   |  Updated On : May 06, 2017 12:05 AM
Muslim group in UP district bans 'triple talaq' at one go (Source: PTI)

Muslim group in UP district bans 'triple talaq' at one go (Source: PTI)

Sambhal :  

The practice of 'triple talaq' has been banned by a small group of Muslims living in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh at one go.

The 'Turk' group will also consider it a husband's fault if a case of 'triple talaq' at one go is reported before the panchayat.

However, it was suggested that in unavoidable cases, a man should utter talaq but only once and give time to his wife for things to resolve.

The decision was on Thursday taken in a meeting of the 'Turk' group, which has about 50,000 members living in 50 villages of this Sambhal district.

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Asrar Ahmed, who presided over the panchayat meeting, termed the practice of 'triple talaq' at one go as wrong and said the community has decided to do away with it.

"If it is extremely necessary, then a man should say talaq but only once and give a month's time to his wife", he said.

If someone divorces his wife by uttering talaq thrice, then the panchayat will punish him, Ahmed warned.

In a case of any dispute with his wife, a man should raise the matter with the panchayat which will try to resolve it.

The group had last month banned cow slaughter, and also the practice of demanding dowry and extravagant weddings.

First Published: Friday, May 05, 2017 11:53 PM


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