April 29, 2011
Divorce By SMS in Tajikistan
Tajikistani men can now divorce their wives via text message, as technology makes its way even into such personal issues as ending a marriage, reports Mobiledia.
If a woman in Tajikistan receives an SMS reading "Taloq, taloq, taloq," she's reportedly on her own, since according to Muslim ritual men can dump their wives by repeating this word for "divorce" three times.
The tradition still holds even over the phone, though clerics are divided on whether texting is too impersonal a way to say goodbye.
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