The Triple Talaq Concept Abolished By Supreme Court today (22.08.2017). The Supreme Court on Tuesday announced its verdict on the legality of the Islamic personal law practice of Triple Talaq. Three judges have termed the Triple Talaq as unconstitutional and set it aside. The verdict was announced by a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Kehar. Justice Nariman, Lalit and Kurien have opposed Chief Justice of India JS Khehar and Justice Nazir’s view. Justice Khehar, who first read his judgement, had asked the central government to bring a legislation and Parliament to look into the matter, according to reports.
The origin of the Triple Talaq case in the apex court is linked to a two-judge bench of the top court in an unrelated case in 2015, according to The Indian Express. The Supreme Court on October 16, 2015 ruled the Hindu Succession Act, 1956, which was amended in 2005, could not apply retrospectively (Prakash and Ors versus Phulvati and Ors). In the second part of the judgement, the apex court had referred to injustices faced by Muslim women. This paved the way for a separate PIL on the matter, leading to notices to the Attorney General and the National Legal Services Authority.
Live Update | Triple Talaq Concept Abolished By Supreme Court
11:35 AM: I welcome the Supreme Court’s verdict. It is a historic day for Muslim women, said Triple Talaq victim and petitioner Saira Bano.
11:32 AM: WATCH- Supreme Court has banned Triple Talaq; Muslim women hail the verdict.
11:30 AM: Justice Kurien said that Triple Talaq is not an essential part of Islam and enjoys no protection of Article 25, set it aside, said Saif Mehmood, Lawyer.
11:28 AM: Chief Justice of India said matters of personal law cannot be touched by a constitutional court law or constitutionality cannot be tested, said Saif Mehmood, Lawyer.
11:22 AM: The Triple Talaq used to allow Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word “talaq” three times. Muslim women say they have been left destitute by husbands divorcing them through “triple talaq”, including by Skype and WhatsApp.