Triple Talaq Verdict Live: Muslim Women ‘Granted Equality’ Says PM
In a split SC judgement, 3 of 5 judges hold Triple Talaq unconstitutional and say that it must be struck down.
Triple Talaq verdict LIVE updates: The Supreme Court on 22 August struck down the validity of Triple Talaq with a 3:2 majority. A bench comprising five judges, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, had reserved its verdict on 18 May, six days after the hearing began on 11 May.
Stay tuned for live updates on the Triple Talaq verdict:
- In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional
- The SC bench declared the practice “un-Islamic, retrograde, unworthy” and said that it “violates right to equality”
- The verdict was reached by a 3:2 split within a five judge Supreme Court bench
SC Judgement Upholds Fundamental Rights: AIMPLB Welcomes Triple Talaq Verdict
In an official statement, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has welcomed the Supreme Court’s judgement on Triple talaq saying that the “judgement has upheld the essence of fundamental rights ensured to the citizens of this country.”
AIMPLB said that on its part it has already issued instructions to Maulvis/Qazis to incorporate conditions in thbe Nikahnama to “provide for the option to the marrying parties to exclude the option of pronouncing the triple talaq”.
Repeal All Religious Family Laws That Violates Women's Rights: Amnesty Int'l
Responding to the Supreme Court's verdict today declaring the practice of talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional, Asmita Basu, Programmes Director at Amnesty International India said:
We welcome the Supreme Court judgment. Triple talaq is a discriminatory practice that violates women’s right to equality, and has devastated the lives of many Muslim women. The Supreme Court’s bar on this regressive practice is a step forward for women’s rights in India. We urge the government to repeal all religious family laws that violate women’s right to equality, without exception.
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