5 judges, 5 faiths,2 different views : Who said what on Triple Talaq

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The judges who are from major faiths India - Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism and Zoroastrianism, said that triple talaq "is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality".

Muslim women say they have been left destitute due to the law.

One of the petitioners, Shayara Bano, who was instantly divorced in a letter from her husband while she was recovering from illness, called on the government to ban the practice as soon as possible in the wake of the court's decision.

Read Also: Supreme Court Triple Talaq verdict: Five points to simplify what the judgement meansJustice UU Lalit endorsed the view of Justice Kurian.

The majority observed that triple talaq violates fundamental rights of a woman as it irrevocably ends the marriage without any scope of reconciliation.

Others saw the development as the first steps in achieving partial equality while acknowledging other factors and laws that hinder women's rights.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has said that it will study the apex court's judgement before deciding the next course of action.

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On April 29, Modi said: "Reformers from the Muslim community itself will come forward to fight what (our) Muslim daughters have to go through (in the name of triple talaq), they will find a way out". An Indian Muslim woman filed the case in Supreme Court.

He said a new era has begun for Muslim women in which they can live with equality and self-esteem. He demanded that court should consider the condition of the abandoned Muslim women in the country.

Speaking to here, P.P. Chaudhary said, "The Supreme court's verdict is historic".

More than 20 Muslim countries, including neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have banned the practice while in India, the practice has continued. Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer backed the triple talaq.

He also said that today is the day to salute the nation's women.

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation.

During the hearing, the then Attorney General of India, Mukul Rohatgi had said that all forms of talaq must be abolished and if such a thing is done by the court, then the government will indeed enact a legislation to regulate Muslim divorces.


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