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Saying ‘Talaq’ thrice will not amount to a Divorce: Vice-President’s wife Salma Ansari

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Aligarh April 8, 2017: Amid the ongoing nationwide debate over triple talaq, Salma Ansari, the wife of Vice President Hamid Ansari, said on Saturday that just saying ‘talaq’ thrice does not amount to a divorce.

“There can be no talaq just because someone says ‘talaq, talaq, talaq’ three times,” she said, and also urged Muslim women to read the Quran thoroughly instead of relying on clerics for their views on Islam.

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“Whatever maulanas said you think it’s true. You read the Quran in Arabic but never read its translations. Women should read the Quran, contemplate, gain knowledge what the Shariat says and not just follow anyone blindly,” she told reporters here after participating in a programme at Chacha Nehru Madarsa run by Aligarh’s Al Noor charitable society.

Triple talaq – a controversial Muslim practice in the subcontinent – has been challenged in the Supreme Court. It is an Islamic practice where a man can divorce his wife by saying “talaq,” the Arabic word for divorce, three times. (IANS)

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Supreme Court Agrees to Look into TikTok Row

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter

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The Supreme Court on Monday said it will look into the order passed by the Madras High Court directing an interim ban on the video mobile application ‘TikTok’.

Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi sought urgent listing of the case. He said that the application had been downloaded on a major scale, has numerous users and an ex-parte interim order was passed against the start-up.

Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said he will look into the matter.

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TikTok has over 54 million monthly active users (MAUs) in India. Pixabay

Last week, a bench of Justices N. Kirubakaran and S.S. Sundar passed an interim order issuing directions to the government to prohibit downloading the mobile application. It also directed the media not to broadcast the videos made using it.

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The Madras High Court posed a query to the government. It asked whether the government will enact a statue, like the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act enacted by the US government, in order to prevent children becoming online victims. (IANS)