Triple talaq verdict: The President of All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board ( AIMWPLB), Shaista Amber today hailed the landmark Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq which has set aside the practice of this form of divorce and termed it as void, illegal and unconstitutional. Ahead of the verdict, she had said that Muslim divorces should be in accordance with Sharia law, reports Aaj Tak. Amber also asked for a Muslim Marriage Act which should be on the lines of the Hindu Marriage Act, as per Aaj Tak. Underlining the importance of reforms, she said this was necessary to safeguard human rights. “The order means hope. It promises change for the better… We had asked for a Muslim Marriage Act and the apex court has told the Union government to do the same,” Amber was quoted as saying by The Times of India.
The SC today said the practice of triple talaq was against the basic tenets of Quran, according to PTI. A five-judge constitution bench was of the view that the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside.
Earlier, Amber maintained that Triple Talaq was a misunderstood concept and therefore needed reform. The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board President also suggested that the lawmakers can set up special court where Muslims who want divorce can apply through a proper channel. She had said that the government should ban talaq through internet, Whatsapp, SMS, cell phone, email or letters. Lastly, the women who suffered because of triple talaq should be taken care of, as per TOI.
Both the Congress and the BJP have welcomed the SC judgment. BJP President Amit Shah, said, “This verdict is historic, it’s not about anyone’s win or loss. I welcome this on behalf of the party.” Congress leader has also welcomed it. “It’s a good judgment and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality” Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi.