India’s Supreme Court blocked the use of the Muslim divorce law

NEW DELHI: India’s Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the use of the Muslim divorce law until the government frames new legislation, a partial victory for Muslim women who had long argued that the law violated their right to equality.

“This is a sensitive case where sentiments are involved. We are directing the Union of India to consider appropriate legislation in this regard,” Justice JS Khehar said while announcing a six-month suspension on the practice of the divorce law.

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