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Why the triple talaq must stop: Interrogating a slice of contemporary history in India

Professor Syed Tanveer Nasreen, University of Burdwan

In this lecture, Professor Nasreen presents the background of talaq-e-bidat or triple talaq as a valid process of divorce and discuss the implications of this Act. The lecture is based on her personal encounters with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

She also reviews the different phases of the movement, and roles of different actors, political and religious, in raising patriarchal obstacles to the process to empower Muslim women in India. Professor Nasreen demonstrates that triple talaq has become an acid test for Indian democracy that aims to offer all women rights equal to that enjoyed by men.

» podcast (mp3, 61.4 MB) Duration 42minutes 39 seconds

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