Over 50,000 Muslims have signed a petition spearheaded by Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) seeking a ban on triple talaq. The online petition calls the triple talaq system ‘un-Quranic practice’.
Commenting on the ongoing movement, BMMA co-founder Zakia Soma said, over 50K have advocated for abolition of triple talaq system in the Muslim community. She said her organistaion has requested the National Commission for Women (NCW) for support.
While writing a letter to the NCW, the women’s rights group said, “We have found that women want a legal ban on the practice of oral/unilateral divorce. Our national study ‘Seeking Justice Within Family’ found that 92 percent of Muslim women want an end to this practice which destroys their life and the lives of their children. Coupled with oral divorce is the heinous practice of nikah halala which also must be abolished.