Practice of Triple talaq unconstitutional, says SC

Practice of Triple talaq unconstitutional, says SC

The apex court by 3:2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran. While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq, asking the government to come out with a law in this regard, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held it as violative of the Constitution.

The SC asked the govt to come out with legislation on triple talaq and hoped that the Centre’s legislation will take into account concerns of Muslim bodies and Sharia law.

SC also asked political parties to keep their differences aside and help Centre in bringing out law on triple talaq. “If law doesn’t come in force in six months, then SC’s injunction on triple talaq will continue,” the SC said.

In its judgement, SC referred to abolition of triple talaq in Islamic countries and asked why independent India cannot get rid of it.

The women, who had filed the petitions, have challenged the practice in which the husband pronounces ‘talaq’ thrice in one go, sometimes even by phone or a text message, to get a divorce.

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