Critics say "triple talaq" is wrong but believe the practice should be reviewed by community leaders rather than BJP government, long accused of bias against minority Muslims.
Some politicians argue a law banning the Muslim practice of men divorcing their wives by repeating the word "talaq" thrice is an overreach as it makes instant divorce a criminal act when matrimonial issues come under civil laws.
The move comes after the practice of instant divorce was declared unconstitutional by India's Supreme Court in August. The court voted against the tradition whereby a Muslim man can divorce his wife by saying the word "talaq" – divorce – three times.
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