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Triple Talaq Verdict Live: SC View Can't be Misused by Govt to Interfere With Personal Laws, Says AIMPLB | August 22, 2017, 5:08 PM IST
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down instant triple talaq terming it “unconstitutional". The constitution bench, headed by the Chief Justice JS Khehar, delivered a spilt verdict (3:2) invalidating the practice as part of the Muslim Personal Law. The majority judgment came from three judges — Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice Kurien Joseph and Justice UU Lalit. CJI JS Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer wrote the minority judgment.

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Aug 22, 2017 5:08 pm (IST)

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram welcomed the Supreme Court judgment on triple talaq and said that the verdict was a resounding affirmation of gender justice. "Triple talaq was a distortion of the original Quranic legal principles. Good that it has been declared unconstitutional."

Aug 22, 2017 4:45 pm (IST)

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday claimed the Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq is a blow to the "plans" of the government of "using the judiciary as a shield" on the issue.

The party also suggested that the government could make a draft legislation and based on suggestions by parties, a law could be enacted on the issue.

The Supreme Court today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional.

Aug 22, 2017 4:27 pm (IST)

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has reacted to the Supreme Court verdict on instant triple talaq

The judgment accords protection to Muslim Personal Laws and says Personal Laws can not be tested by the courts on the grounds they are a violation of fundamental rights.

The majority has accorded Personal Laws status of Fundamental Rights.

We are aware that many Muslims believe that Talaaq-E Biddat - triple talaq in one sitting - has a basis in religious beliefs and practices. While we accept the judgment, we will examine the issue of the implementation and will work to resolve the same.

The Supreme Court's view can not be misused by the government to try to interfere with personal laws through legislation.

Aug 22, 2017 3:51 pm (IST)

The Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq is great victory and a welcome step, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

Aug 22, 2017 3:48 pm (IST)

SC Triple Talaq Verdict: AIMPLB to chalk out future action in Bhopal meeting

Lucknow: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) will chalk out its future course of action with regard to the Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq in its working committee meeting slated on September 10 in Bhopal, an official of the body said. The meeting was convened earlier and its agenda was issued yesterday, member of the Board's working committee Zafaryab Jilani said. "The working committee meeting in Bhopal on September 10 will take a decision on the future course of action on today's Supreme Court verdict after studying it in detail," he said.

Aug 22, 2017 3:28 pm (IST)

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The Supreme Court, in its landmark Shayara Bano Vs Union of India judgement on Tuesday, struck down talaq-e-biddat, or instant talaq.

Aug 22, 2017 3:17 pm (IST)

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The verdict also said the practice of divorce through triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary and violative of the Constitution.

Aug 22, 2017 3:16 pm (IST)

READ: 'To Hell With Instant Talaq, Now Let's Keep up the Good Fight'

SC's striking down of instant talaq has given Muslim women a new voice that should be used to break through the oppressive patriarchy as well as the stereotyping that corners us.

Aug 22, 2017 3:15 pm (IST)

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The Supreme Court by a majority verdict on Tuesday declared that instant triple talaq was void, illegal and unconstitutional.

Aug 22, 2017 3:12 pm (IST)

Click to Read | Will BJP's Stand On Triple Talaq Help it Make Inroads into Muslim Community?

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has on multiple occasions come out in support of Muslim women, terming his stand against triple talaq a matter women empowerment.

Aug 22, 2017 2:46 pm (IST)

Kapil Sibal's Double Role Over Triple Talaq May Embarrass Party

New Delhi: The Congress may have shied away from taking any clear line on the triple talaq issue, but some of the arguments made by senior leader and ace legal brain Kapil Sibal while arguing in favour of the practice may embarrass the party.  Sibal represented the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in the triple talaq case in the Supreme Court. In fact, he had equated the issue of triple talaq with the belief that Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya, arguing that these were matters of faith which cannot be put to test on grounds of constitutional morality. In fact, the Congress’ army of lawyer-leaders has put the grand old party on a spot many times. Earlier, Sibal had also defended Trinamool Congress in the Saradha Scam at a time when the Congress was stitching together an alliance with the Left Front ahead of West Bengal polls last year.

Aug 22, 2017 2:39 pm (IST)

SC verdict on triple talaq signifies nation's progress: ASG Pinky Anand

New Delhi: The landmark verdict of the apex court setting aside the practice triple talaq among Muslims, "speaks volume about the progress of the nation", Additional Solicitor General Pinky Anand said. The ASG, who was part of the central government's legal team led by former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, also said that the judgement heralded good things for the country as the practice has been condemned by almost all quarters. "I think it (judgement) heralds good things for the country and its citizens. We have been able to deal with the malpractice and degrading practice and cast them away with the taint," Anand said.

Aug 22, 2017 2:30 pm (IST)

Sorabjee terms SC verdict on triple talaq as progressive 

New Delhi: Noted jurist Soli Sorabjee today hailed the Supreme Court verdict holding the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional, saying no Muslim husband would be able to divorce his wife using this method. Sorabjee, also a former Attorney General for India, termed the judgement as "progressive" and one which protected the rights of the Muslim women. "It is a progressive judgement which has protected the rights of the women and now no Muslim man can divorce his wife through this method," Sorabjee said. He, however, said that it "would have been better" if the judgement was given unanimously by the five-judge Constitution bench. "I am in agreement with the majority verdict, which is binding. The minority view is to bring a law in the issue in next six months," Sorabjee said.

Aug 22, 2017 2:28 pm (IST)
Aug 22, 2017 2:11 pm (IST)

Milestone for women empowerment: Yogi Adityanath on SC Triple Talaq Verdict

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government said the Supreme Court's judgment on triple talaq was a "milestone" for women empowerment and will strengthen the secular foundation of the country. The court by a majority verdict has set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying it was void, illegal and unconstitutional. Terming the court's decision as a "welcome step", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath said, "It would be great had it (decision of SC bench) been on consensus. This is a start of justice for women. Soon further action will be taken in this regard". "You cannot deprive anyone from justice for long. This is a milestone for women empowerment", he added. Asked about the new law for the same, Adityanath said, "The Centre has already clarified its stand in the court and there should be no confusion regarding this."

Aug 22, 2017 1:55 pm (IST)

Shiv Sena MP appeals Muslim leaders to accept SC verdict on triple talaq

Mumbai:  Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut appealed to Muslim leaders to welcome the Supreme Court's verdict on triple talaq and use it to lay the foundation of a secure future for women from the community. The senior Sena leader said nobody should see the apex court's verdict through the "prism of religion". The Supreme Court today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional. "This decision will help the country as a whole. We appeal to all Muslim leaders to welcome this decision and use this verdict to lay the foundation of a secure future for Muslim women so that the whole community benefits," Sena MP Sanjay Raut told PTI.

Aug 22, 2017 1:51 pm (IST)
Aug 22, 2017 1:38 pm (IST)

BJP spokesperson Aman Sinha said the judgement has vindicated the stand of the Narendra Modi government. Sinha, who is also a senior advocate, said the majority verdict of the five-judge Constitution bench declaring the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as "unconstitutional", would give Muslim women the right to lead a dignified life. "The Supreme Court has upheld the stand taken by the government of India that triple talaq is unconstitutional and discriminatory," he said.

Referring to the Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the senior advocate said, "The Prime Minister had raised the issue of plight of women due to regressive practice of triple talaq and today it has been held unconstitutional." "The stand of the government on the issue of Triple Talaq is vindicated. It would give crores of Muslim women right to lead life with dignity and respect," Sinha said. The Supreme Court, in a landmark verdict, today set aside the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims saying it was "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional". 

Aug 22, 2017 1:35 pm (IST)
Aug 22, 2017 1:34 pm (IST)

Parties welcome SC verdict on triple talaq

New Delhi: The BJP and the Congress today welcomed the Supreme Court verdict on Triple Talaq holding it unconstitutional, saying it was a step forward towards gender justice and equality. Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan welcomed the judgement on the issue, considered an impediment in the progress of a modern society, and asked the central government to enact a law on it soon. "We welcome the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and urge the central government to enact a law soon. Traditions like Triple Talaq are like mental and social harassment of our sisters and daughters and are an impediment in the progress of modern Indian society," Chouhan said on twitter. Congress leader Salman Khurshid also welcomed the judgement, saying "it is a good decision". However, he said the reasoning behind the decision was as important as the decision itself and one should see it before coming to any conclusion.

Aug 22, 2017 1:23 pm (IST)

We welcome the judgment given by five-bench-judge appointed by the Supreme Court...Triple talaq is against Islam, says Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala

Aug 22, 2017 1:20 pm (IST)
Aug 22, 2017 1:16 pm (IST)

Triple talaq case: Chronology of events

Aug 22, 2017 1:15 pm (IST)

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday struck down instant triple talaq terming it "unconstitutional

Aug 22, 2017 1:02 pm (IST)

Victory for Muslim women: AIMWPLB on SC Talaq Verdict

Lucknow: The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board and the All India Shia Personal Law Board today welcomed the Supreme Court judgement on instant triple talaq, terming it as a victory of Islam and Muslim women in the country.

The decision, they said, has given new hope to Muslim women.

"The Supreme Court decision is historic, it is the victory of women in the country. But more than that, it is the victory of Islam," said President of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board Shaista Amber, who has been fighting for the rights of Muslim women.

 "We hope that triple talaq will be banned once and for all in times to come," she said, adding it causes immense hardships to Muslim women even though "there is no provision of triple talaq in Islam".

Aug 22, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

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Masood is a coordinator with the Centre for Peace Studies and his role is to mediate between families where triple talaq is involved.

Aug 22, 2017 12:57 pm (IST)

Amit Shah on triple talaq verdict: " The SC judgment marks beginning of a new era of pride and equality for Muslim women. The BJP welcomes the respects the expansion of Muslim women’s rights and sees today’s court order as a step towards a determined ‘New India'."

"The Supreme Court has given a historic decision. I welcome it. The decision will help crores of women in the country to live respectfully...BJP president Amit Shah further hails government, PM Modi for stand on triple talaq issue before the SC. It is the beginning of a new epoch for women to live with self-respect.'

Aug 22, 2017 12:36 pm (IST)

Click to Read | Triple Talaq Paves Way to Uniform Civil Code?

Now that the Supreme Court has come out with its verdict on Triple Talaq, the Law Commission is expected to quickly wrap its Uniform Civil Code report and submit it to the Union government in a month or two.

Aug 22, 2017 12:18 pm (IST)

What is a uniform civil code? 

A civil code refers to laws that deal with civil matters like marriage, divorce, adoption, succession, and inheritance. Currently, different personal laws are applicable to different communities in India. Hindus are governed by Hindu civil code, which refers to the four bills passed in 1955–56. Hindu Marriage, Hindu Succession, Hindu Minority & Guardianship, Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Acts were passed in 1955-56. Indian Christian Marriage Act (1872) governs marriage and related issues for Indian Christians

Aug 22, 2017 12:12 pm (IST)

How Pakistan handles divorce

* Pakistan’s Muslim Family Law Ordinance (1961) was a watershed moment in the country’s history, which altered the martial laws in Pakistan and made the customary triple talaq, illegal. 

* This law has been adopted by Bangladesh as well. 

* The Muslim family law ordinance was the first legal effort in Pakistan to codify Muslim Personal Law

* The new law required that, in order to obtain a divorce, a husband had to send a written notice to the chairman of the local council with a copy to his wife.

* But the divorce will not be effective until the expiration of a waiting period of 90 days, which will be utilized to constitute an arbitration council for the purpose of bringing about a reconciliation between the parties.

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