1. Supreme Court to continue hearing on Triple Talaq case today

Supreme Court to continue hearing on Triple Talaq case today

The Supreme Court will today continue its hearing on the Triple Talaq case.Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi would argue the matter today.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2017 4:16 AM
The Supreme Court will today continue its hearing on the Triple Talaq case.Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi would argue the matter today. (PTI)

The Supreme Court will today continue its hearing on the Triple Talaq case.Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi would argue the matter today. The Centre, earlier on May 11, told the apex court that it opposes the triple talaq practice and wants to fight for women equality and gender justice.However, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) counsel Kapil Sibal told the apex court that triple talaq is a matter that comes under the Muslim board and therefore, in his opinion, the top court should not interfere in it.”The Central Government makes rules but in my opinion the apex court should not interfere into it,” Sibal said.

While hearing several pleas filed by Muslim women challenging the practice of triple talaq, the apex court observed that it would examine whether the issue is fundamental to religion or not.A five-judge bench of the apex court further observed that it would not hear polygamy issue along with the triple talaq case.Relentless debates on the validity and plausibility of this practice were instigated soon after one petitioner, Shayara Banu, challenged the Muslim personal law over instantaneous application of triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat), polygamy and nikah-halala.

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Supporting the stance of ending the practice of triple talaq, the Allahabad High Court had earlier asserted that the rights of any person, including Muslim women, cannot be violated in the name of ‘personal law’.In December last year, the Allahabad High Court termed the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word “talaq” thrice “unconstitutional.”

The court further observed that triple talaq sanctioned under Muslim Personal Law that governs marriage, property and divorce violates the rights of Muslim women.”Triple talaq is unconstitutional. It violates the rights of Muslim women,” ruled the high court, adding that no personal law board was above the Constitution.

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    Sunson
    May 15, 2017 at 11:10 am
    SC should not drag the case or shy away from giving the judgement in a day or two, taking into consideration only one aspect - if Talaq is good or bad for women! It should not be dragging the case by issuing trivial reasons such as - " No consensus", " We need to observe personal laws in other Islamic nations" , " we leave it to Muslim community to arrive at a consensus formula" " We allow Triple talaq subject to stipulated conditions" so and so. If SC can't judge on Triple talaq based on Indian law and cons ution, its better it take a full year break and close the doors!
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