The battle for gender justice18 min read 02 Dec 2016, 03:05 PM IST
Meet the women who are fighting legal battles against triple 'talaaq', polygamy and 'halala'
Like so many others, Shayara Bano was divorced by speed post. “Talaaq, talaaq, talaaq", no reason given, no questions asked, and 14 years of marriage were over. Aafreen Rehman too received her talaaqnama in the mail. They are the lucky ones. Others have been summarily divorced on SMS, WhatsApp and Skype. One was packed off because her waist was too “thin". Another was dismissed because she attended a funeral without her husband’s permission. And yet another could do nothing when her husband decided to remarry.
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