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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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SC seeks ideas to enforce anti-sexual harassment law at workplace

The court had issued a notice to all the states in the last hearing of the matter on January 4

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The IIF has sought to put in place the guidelines for the implementation of the law at all levels. Wikimedia Commons
The IIF has sought to put in place the guidelines for the implementation of the law at all levels. Wikimedia Commons

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the NGO Initiative for Inclusion Foundation (IIF) to give suggestions for effective implementation of a law to curb sexual harassment of women at workplaces, particularly in the private sector.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A. M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud sought the suggestions after the Central government in its affidavit claimed that it has taken steps to enforce the Protection of Women from Sexual Harassment at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Appearing for the IIF, senior counsel Sanjay Parikh said there was no implementation of the law in private companies.

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He said a meeting was held with Assocham four years ago but nothing happened after that.

The IIF has sought to put in place the guidelines for the implementation of the law at all levels.

The court had issued a notice to all the states in the last hearing of the matter on January 4. The notice was returnable in four weeks. IANS

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