SC verdict on instant triple talaq: Here is what judges with different faiths said

23 August 2017, 07:50 AM
SC verdict on triple talaq: What judges with different faiths said
SC verdict on triple talaq: What judges with different faiths said

The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday pronounced its judgement on the controversial instant triple talaq practice among Muslims. The SC triple talaq as unconstitutional, void and illegal.

While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq, asking the government to come out with a law in this regard, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held it as violative of the Constitution.

Majority verdict:

The majority verdict said any practice including triple talaq which is against the tenets of Quran in unacceptable.

The three judges also said the practice of divorce through triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary and violative of the Constitution and must be struck down.

Minority verdict:

The minority verdict by CJI Khehar and Justice Nazeer, which favoured to keep on hold the practise of triple talaq for six months, asked the political parties to set aside their differences and help the Centre in coming out with a legislation.

The judges in the minority verdict said that if the Centre does not bring a law within six months, then its injunction on triple talaq will continue.

CJI Khehar and Justice Nazeer in their minority verdict expressed hope that the Centre’s legislation will take into account concerns of Muslim bodies and the Sharia law.

With PTI inputs

First Published: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 02:04 PM
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