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In what could read as a sketch comedy about India's controversial "personal laws" — under which Hindus, Christians, Muslims and other religious groups are governed by different civil laws regarding marriage, divorce, and inheritance — ex-Haryana deputy chief minister Chand Mohammad divorced his second wife via telephone this week, the Times of India reports.
A few months ago, Chand had converted to Islam so that he could take a second wife, as per the Muslim personal law, without the hassle of divorcing his first wife.
Not surprisingly, he used the peculiarities of Muslim law for a speedy divorce, too.
"Talaq, talaq, talaq," he reportedly told his second wife, Fiza, via telephone from London, three months after their whirlwind romance & marriage hit the news. In other words, "I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee."
It doesn't get any faster than that.