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The chorus of anger against triple talaq divorce is reaching a crescendo as another victim lent her voice to the campaign on Thursday.

The apex court said it would decide issues pertaining to legal aspects of the practices and would not deal with the question whether divorce under Muslim law needs to be supervised by courts as it falls under the legislative domain.

While many Muslim-majority countries such as Pakistan and Indonesia have outlawed the custom for years, India – home to the world's third-largest Muslim population - continues to allow it.

The Supreme Court is hearing a batch of petitions opposing triple talaq, after women complained that they had been divorced via Facebook and Whats App.

CJI Khehar on Thrusday said the petitions will be heard by a Constitution Bench as the issues involved are 'very important and involve sentiments'.

Several Muslim women have challenged triple talaq, in which the husband pronounces talaq thrice in one go, sometimes even via phone or text message.

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