(INDEPENDENT) The Indian government has petitioned the country's Supreme Court for a ban on polygamy, the practice of of having more than one wife.
It has also called the practice of triple talaq "misplaced in a secular country". It allows Muslim men to divorce their wives by repeating the word "talaq," meaning "I divorce you," three times.
Currently, India's constitution allows Muslims - the biggest minority religion in the country - to regulate their own laws governing matters such as marriage, divorce and inheritance.
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