Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hailed Supreme Court judgement on the legality of the Islamic personal law practice of Triple Talaq. Hours after a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar on Tuesday set aside the practice of Triple Talaq or Islamic instant divorce, by a majority of 3:2, Rahul Gandhi welcomed the decision and congratulated the women who fought for it. Taking to social media, he posted: “Welcome the Supreme Court decision setting aside instant #TripleTalaq. I congratulate the women who fought for justice.”
Earlier, Congress issued a statement on the verdict. Chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, on his Twitter account, shared a statement on behalf of Congress by saying: “#TripleTalaq verdict is an affirmation of the rights of women & gives relief to them against being subjected to discrimination.” In the statement, it was said that the apex court quashed the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ or ‘talaq-e-bidat’, which by itself was “an aberration and adulteration” of ‘talaq’, thereby recognizing the pristine form of religious practice in Islam that abhorred any exploitation.
The statement further read that the “verdict is an affirmation of the rights of women and gives relief to them against being subjected to discrimination by a practice that had been perverted over the years. We welcome the acceptance of this reality by Court. Even the Muslim Personal Law Board had pleaded before the Supreme Court that the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ is per se wrong. Supreme Court’s verdict is a culmination and acceptance of this wider wisdom as also recognition of the rights of the Muslim women,” read the Congress’ statement.
Welcome the Supreme Court decision setting aside instant #TripleTalaq. I congratulate the women who fought for justice
— Office of RG (@OfficeOfRG) August 22, 2017
— Randeep S Surjewala (@rssurjewala) August 22, 2017
The apex court of India, post giving its landmark verdict on the legality of the Islamic personal law practice of Triple Talaq, reportedly further directed the Union Government to formulate a new legislation within six months, with the involvement of all political parties, keeping politics aside.