LIVE UPDATES: 'Triple talaq ends from today,' says SC

LIVE UPDATES: 'Triple talaq ends from today,' says SC

3 out of 5 judges termed triple talaq unconstitutional

By: || Updated: 22 Aug 2017 01:50 PM
New Delhi: The apex court of the country, Supreme Court on Tuesday pronounced a historic judgement when it said-"Triple talaq ends from today", putting an end on the controversial issue of whether the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslims is fundamental to the religion.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation. Besides CJI Khehar, the bench also included Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and S Abdul Nazeer.


  • What we hoped to happen has now happened, it is a good decision: Salman Khurshid

  • Its a good judgement and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality: Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister

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  • CJI said matters of personal law cannot be touched by a constitutional court law or constitutionality cannot be tested: Saif Mehmood, lawyer

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SC bench made up of judges from different religious communities:

The bench, made up of judges from different religious communities -- Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim, had heard seven pleas, including five separate petitions filed by Muslim women challenging the prevalent practice of 'triple talaq' in the community.

The petitioners had claimed that the practice of 'triple talaq' was unconstitutional. The Muslim women, who had filed the petitions, have challenged the practice of 'triple talaq' in which the husband pronounces 'talaq' thrice in one go, sometimes even by phone or a text message, to get a divorce.

What is AIMPLB's take:

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), had equated the issue of 'triple talaq' with the belief that Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya and these were matters of faith which cannot be tested on grounds of constitutional morality.

He had argued that triple talaq has been there since 637 AD and cannot be termed as un-Islamic as Muslims have been practising it for last 1,400 years.

Sibal had said that either Parliament can enact a law or it should be left to the community itself to deal and the court should not interfere on the issue.

(With inputs from agencies)

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