Social Activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday welcomed Supreme Court verdict on Triple talaq and urged Narendra Modi government to make a stringent law for the same. Taking to his official Facebook account, Hazare wrote that Supreme Court’s decision to stop the “unconstitutional practice” of Triple talaq is a welcome step. He added that Indian Constitution provides an element of equality for all. Hazare said that in a situation, where women and men have equal rights to live, it was necessary to make a decision on the unjust practice of Triple talaq. The social activist termed the apex court’s verdict as ‘historic’. He further said that Modi-led Central Government has to make effective laws same as soon as possible, adding that this should happen in accordance with court’s directive.
Earlier, the judgement on the issue was welcomed by most. Tweeting on the apex court verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “Judgment of the Hon’ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.” BJP chief Amit Shah termed the verdict as historic. “The judgment marks the beginning of a new era of pride and equality for Muslim women. The BJP welcomes the respects the expansion of Muslim women’s rights and sees today’s court order as a step towards a determined ‘New India’. It is a historic judgement, and not a question of victory or defeat. It’s an assertion of equal rights for Muslim women and the prevalence of their basic rights under the Constitution,” he said. “The Supreme Court judgment in the triple talaq case undoes the injustice to Muslim women who were victims of a unilateral termination of a matrimonial relationship,” said Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan considered the verdict an impediment in the progress of a modern society. “We welcome the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and urge the central government to enact a law soon. Traditions like Triple Talaq are like mental and social harassment of our sisters and daughters and are an impediment in the progress of modern Indian society,” Chouhan said on Twitter. From Opposition’s side, Congress leader Salman Khurshid also welcomed the judgement, saying “it is a good decision”.