You may have heard that India passed a new law in July which made the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' a criminal offence.  Prior to this new law, men were able to divorce their wives instantly by stating talaq three times, orally or in writing.  In my opinion the triple talaq divorce left women in a vulnerable financial position. 

The new law made the practice of instant divorce a criminal offence, punishable by up to three years in prison.  A day later, two petitions were filed in the Indian Supreme Court and Delhi High Court challenging this new law. You can read more about the basis of these challenges in this article in India Today.