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Questions on triple talaq, halala in BHU trigger row

DH News Service, Lucknow, Dec 10 2017, 19:30 IST
Banaras Hindu University. TWITTER

Banaras Hindu University. TWITTER

Banaras Hindu University (BHU) found itself in the midst of a controversy after questions triple talaq and 'halala' appeared in examination papers.

Halala is an Islamic marriage practice, which involves a female divorcee marrying someone else, consummating the marriage and then getting a divorce in order to enable her to remarry her previous husband.

The questions were asked in one of the papers for M.A (Medieval History).

One question that drew sharp criticism from Muslim clerics pertained to the practice of triple talaq. The question was, "Triple talaq and halala are social evils-Explain."

While the BHU administration did not find anything wrong with the questions, the clerics said that such questions should be avoided as they created division in the society.

"Such type of questions should be avoided. They will only divide the society," said a prominent Muslim cleric here.

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