The Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq is a strong step which will curb this unconstitutional and arbitrary practice, Ficci Ladies Organisation (FLO) said today. “As a women organisation, we stand for women empowerment and this judgement is a strong step towards curbing the unconstitutional and arbitrary triple talaq practice, which is a huge obstacle in the path of enabling Muslim women to live life with dignity,” FLO President Vasvi Bharat Ram said. She said in a statement that this is a commendable step towards Muslim women’s right and equality. She added that the government must now ensure that the judgement is enforced as a law as soon as possible.
FLO is the women business wing of the Federation of Indian chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). The Supreme Court by a majority verdict yesterday set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional. The practice of instant triple talaq enabled the husband to unilaterally terminate the matrimonial relationship without a cause.