Triple talaq illegal now, no need for legislation: BJP

"It's illegal now. It was a big battle. There is no need for a legislation. That has always been illegal and the Supreme Court has declared it illegal," Hussain said.

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: August 22, 2017 10:02 pm
triple talaq, muslims, shshnawaz hussain, bjp Muslim women celebrating Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq. (Express photo by Vishal)

With the Supreme Court holding triple talaq invalid and ordering legislation through Parliament on it, the BJP on Tuesday said the practice has already been declared illegal so there is no need for the government to make a law for it. “It’s a historic decision. The prime minister and our government have been sensitive to Muslim women’s concerns. The government has, through a number of affidavits, have taken their side,” BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said.

“It’s illegal now. It was a big battle. There is no need for a legislation. That has always been illegal and the Supreme Court has declared it illegal,” he added. Hussain also accused the opposition Congress for “ignoring the pain” of Muslim women so far.

During the run up to the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the BJP had highlighted the issue of tripple talaq which its leaders said had made many Muslim women softened their opposition to the BJP. It’s leaders had said many Muslim women had voted for the party candidates in their respective constituencies due to the party’s move to take up the miseries of women belonging to the minority community.

In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court put the curtains down on a 1,400 year old practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and set it aside on several grounds including that it was against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran and violated the Islamic law Shariat.

A five-judge Constitution bench, by a majority of 3:2 in which the Chief Justice J S Khehar was in minority, said in a one line order: “In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – triple talaq is set aside.”

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    shoeb khan
    Aug 23, 2017 at 3:32 pm
    Good Move by supreme court. I love BJP. JAI HIND
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      Antony
      Aug 23, 2017 at 2:23 am
      Good. Now bjp should push for elimination of caste system which is the worst form of discrimination in the word! Worse than rascism! Will Modi shows courage to do that ? Or he will support more regressive laws like beef ban and make gau mutra national drink??
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      1. Hasmukh Doshi
        Aug 23, 2017 at 12:58 am
        muslims are pain in the a wherever they are. don't give them any privileges. they work in a group like hyenas attacking a single impala ( like deer ).
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          Bjp hidden dramatics
          Aug 23, 2017 at 12:52 am
          BJP THINKING IS, TO MAXIMIZE LOUDSPEAKERS USE ALLOVER INDIA. 1ST, MAX BENEFIT IS IN RISE OF LOUDSPEAKERS JEHHAAD, INCREASE MIDEAST HAWALLA FUNDS TO LOUDSPEAKERS MAJJIDS. 2ND, PSYCHOTICALLY MAKE HINDOOZ MADD, AND FITE THE MUS PPL. OTHER SIDE, PANDALS CAN BLARE BHAJANS, IT MAKE MUS PPL MADD, AND FITE THE HINDOOZ. BJP CLEVERLY IS, DELIBERATELY CREATING WARRRING ZONES ALLOVER INDIA. WHY?? THIS IS VERY EASY WAY TO SPLIT INDIA IN TWO, KAPTURE HINDOO VOTES, AND RETAIN POWER IN CENTER. 3RD, PANDALS LOUDSPEAKERS ETC MOSTLY SETUP BY BJP PPL, SO BJP MAKE RULE TO FAVOUR THEMSELVES. 4TH, BIG LOUDSPEAKERS FACTORIES BELONG TO BJP MLA AND MP, THEY SUPPLY LAKHS LOUDSPEAKERS IN MAJJIDS, PANDALS. SO BJP LAW TO RISE LOUDSPEAKERS S MONEY. 5TH, ENTIRE DEVELOPED WORLD BANNED ANY KIND OF AUDIO, VIDEO, BY ANY MEANS, OUTSIDE THE JURISDICTION, OR PHYSICAL PROPERTY, OF THE SOURCE OF THAT AUDIO VIDEO. 6TH, MEANS, DEVELOPED WORLD CITIZENS LIVE IN QUIET PEACE FULL COUNTRY. BUT BJP MAKE INDIA NOISEFULL AND FITE
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            NP
            Aug 23, 2017 at 12:17 am
            If the govt feels the judgement is enough than it is good but, then the judgement should have specified which method the court finds best even if the court had to consult the islamic jurists. Example, whether an arbitrator was necessary or just one month gap in between pronouncing each of the three talaqs was enough. Quran does mention bringing an arbitrators in some cases in addition to three months time for divorce.
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