The Supreme Court on Tuesday has declared the controversial practice of instant Triple Talaq as unconstitutional- the practice allowed men to divorce their wives instantly by saying "talaq" three times.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government had backed the petitioners in this landmark case. Victims of the practice known as "triple talaq" had approached the Supreme Court to ask for a ban. The majority opinion held that triple talaq is not in keeping with the tenets of Islam.
Here are the five quotes from the judgment that declares Triple talaq as unconstitutional
Triple talaq" is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality".
It is "manifestly arbitrary" to allow a man to "break down (a) marriage whimsically and capriciously".
"What is sinful under religion cannot be valid under law"
The court said the practice is "unconstitutional", "arbitrary" and "not part of Islam".
"Finally I feel free today. I have the order that will liberate many Muslim women," Shayara Bano, one of the women who brought the case, said after the ruling.