Abominable rapes in the name of Nikah Halala: An analytical study of Halala with special reference to Rape Laws in India
The practice of ‘Nikah Halala’ is one of the most misconceived Islamic practices necessitating cohabitation by the woman victim of irreversible talaq with another man, in the name of marriage, so as to enable the first husband to re-marry such divorced woman. In realism, the purpose behind the practice of Nikah Halala was to make it difficult for the impulsive man, who pronounces talaq upon his wife, to get his wife back into marriage. Thus, the procedure stipulated for Nikah Halala must be followed without any pre-design. However, fairly recent incidents have come to light unveiling the physical, psychological and financial exploitation of women in the name of Nikah Halala. Such postulation of the practice of Nikah Halala has placed it into the category of one of the most heinous crimes under the Indian Penal Code i.e. Rape wherein the distraught female submits her body to be used as a plaything merely to pay for the thoughtless pronouncement of talaq by her husband.
Rashi Gupta. Abominable rapes in the name of Nikah Halala: An analytical study of Halala with special reference to Rape Laws in India. International Journal of Advanced Research and Development, Volume 3, Issue 1, 2018, Pages 131-134