The Tajik divorce by text is being banned by Tajikistan's religious authorities. There is a growing number of women being divorced via the Tajik divorce text which enables Muslim men to just send a text to their wives with the words "Taloq taloq taloq," which means divorce, divorce, divorce. Apparently there's an Islamic ritual which allows a man to divorce his wife if he simply recites the "triple taloq." Unfortunately, women are not allowed to do the same.
Abdurakhim Kholikov, head of Tajikistan's state religious affairs committee, said that the "triple taloq" sent out via a text would be banned because it breached Islamic law.
Seriously, it's also pretty tacky. Dating couples who break up via text are tacky enough but men who seek a divorce via text are so much worst. Fortunately, Tajikistan's religious authorities seem to understand the importance of getting divorced face to face. Sadly, there are already several women who've fallen victim to the Tajik divorce by text such as Marina Dodobayeva. Her husband of 14 years used texted her the "triple taloq," effectively ending their marriage so he could pursue life with another woman.
Dodobayeva said, "He told me not to call him any more because now he has a new family."
Hopefully, Tajikistan's government will be able to help them out in some way.
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