The choice of triple talaq issue was indeed, a well thought out one to cut into the Muslim votes, the votes of Muslim women. The BJP’s promise to end the practice of triple talaq split the Muslim votes as many women Muslim voters might have voted for the BJP. The split must have gone against both the SP-Congress alliance and the BSP. The issue has been a thorny one for most of the Muslim women as Muslim men can divorce their wives instantaneously and without their consent, merely by uttering the word talaq thrice, was rendered legally invalid by the Shamim Ara vs State of UP judgment of 2002 and subsequent orders from various High Courts.
But this has not stopped the practice; many Muslim women are unaware of the judgments or have had to accept such pronouncements owing to pressure from conservative sections. Many women have undergone severe trauma after being thrown out of their homes. Shayara Bano, one such victim of this arbitrary custom — not to speak of years of domestic violence — has filed a public interest litigation in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the practice.
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The All India Personal law Board that influences matters regarding the Muslim law said that the conservative All India Muslim Personal Law Board that seeks to wield influence on questions of Muslim personal law has, has been not letting this the Supreme Court verdict become a reality. ALL India Muslim Personal Law Board is insisting that personal laws cannot be challenged. So it is becoming difficult for the highest court to rule against this law so Prime Minister’s promise during his election campaigns that he will end the triple talaq comes as a sigh of relief for the muslim women. so this is a good move if it can be enforced.