Triple Talaq verdict: Supreme Court’s unprecedented and path-breaking ruling on Triple Talaq had garnred appreciation from all quarters of the society but the ruling had few takers in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband, according to Indian Express report. The city in Saharanpur district of the politically crucial state is home to one of the most influential seminaries for Sunni Muslims, Darul Uloom Deoband. In past, Darul Uloom Deoband had issued several fatwas on Triple Talaq. the mohtamim (rector) of the seminary, Maulana Mufti Abul Qasim Nomani, said, “The courts and the Parliament don’t have the right to form any law that goes against Islamic law,” the report says. A victim of Triple Talaq told IE that even the shock and sadness from the talaq has failed to shake her belief in the Shariat law.
Ashraf Usmani, public relations officer of Darul Uloom Deoband, says he does not agree with the description of triple talaq as “traditional law”. “Triple talaq falls under the Shariat. It is not like we have an option to go for or against it,” said Usmani. Another person said, “Right, or wrong, we will always go by the Shariat, and not any court order. The Shariat is above all courts. The only correction that needs to be done by the Darul Uloom Deoband is to discourage the practice of triple talaq,” as per Indian Express report.
Mother of a victim has said, “Triple talaq is law, and it has to be followed. No court is above our law,”.
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The apex court had yesterday banned the 1,400 year-old practice of instant ‘triple talaq’ among Sunni Muslims and set it aside on several grounds including that it was against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran and violated the Islamic law Shariat. A five-judge Constitution bench, by a majority of 3:2 in which the Chief Justice J S Khehar found himself in a minority, said in a one line order: “In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside.” Prime Minister Narendra Modi had said that the verdict has granted equality to Muslim women.