Triple talaq is not an essential religious practice in Islam, Centre tells Supreme Court

Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board is set to file a petition in the Supreme Court demanding a ban on triple talaq and those that are given over email, SMS or by post.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 14, 2016 12:00 pm
triple talaq, triple talaq in india, islamic divorce, muslim divorce, muslim women in india, divorce in islam, BJP, supreme court The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board is set to file a petition in the Supreme Court demanding a ban on triple talaq (Express Photo by Tashi Tobgyal)

The Centre filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that triple talaq is not an essential religious practice in Islam. The government argued in the top court that the validity of triple talaq and polygamy has to be seen in the light of gender justice, equality and dignity of women.

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The BJP-led government said women in India should not be denied their constitutional rights even as several Muslim countries have undergone extensive reforms. There have been meetings between representatives of several ministries including Home, Finance, Women and Child Development and Law. A bench headed by Chief Justice of India T S Thakur is hearing a bunch of petitions questioning the legal validity of the practice of triple talaq.

Meanwhile, the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board is set to file a petition in the Supreme Court demanding a ban on triple talaq and those that are given over email, SMS or by post.

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“Often when a man gives talaq in a fit of rage but regrets it afterward, the couple has no option of going back because the Maulana says divorce has happened. We want that to change,” said Shaista Amber, president of the AIMWPLB. At the same time, she clarified that the board is not in favour of a uniform civil code.

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    Karupannan
    Oct 7, 2016 at 2:16 pm
    Why not SC ITSELF RECUSE ITSELF FROM this case. It has a lot of PILs filed by SoBraMINION Swamy to keep it busy.
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      DD
      Oct 7, 2016 at 1:02 pm
      stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;..lt;br/gt;,
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        jamal
        Oct 7, 2016 at 12:25 pm
        Ms Shaista Amber, the President of AIMWPLB, think over your case and see that you can not have two together. Accept Unilateral Law or go with Muslim Law -take one and that will give the relief to the Judiciary, which have been made difficult on you Rules every time.lt;br/gt;Indonesia, Iran, Bangladesh, stan Burma have changed many Muslim Rulings and here in India you want one thing neglecting Unilateral law and Maulvies don't want ban on Triple Talaaq. Wonderful for India to be drooling.
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          Rishi Raj
          Oct 7, 2016 at 1:30 pm
          How can a divorce ever be an essential religious practice? Moreover, such matters should be tested by human standards and not by religious practices. Remember, Sati was once an essential religious practice for many
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            Manzoor
            Oct 7, 2016 at 1:44 pm
            Triple Talaaq in one sitting is not only illegal but immoral also.
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              Vedic_Citizen
              Oct 7, 2016 at 11:53 am
              3 SMS or WhatsApp message to divorce!! Sharia can't get any more funnier 😁
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                siriyaar
                Oct 7, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                Let all indian women treated good way. If this done Modi will be blessed by all Islam women also. Thier sufferings are responsbile all problems in Islam.let mother gets equal rights.
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