Triple talaq is a form of Islamic divorce that allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife after repeating the word talaq (the Arabic term for divorce) three times in oral, written or electronic form. It is also known as Â“talaq-e-biddatÂ”.
Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act of 1937 has legalised the practice of Triple Talaq, allowing the Muslim husband to have special privileges over his wife. Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act was passed in 2019 to ban this practice. Under this law, the declaration of talaq will be treated as a cognizable offence.