Triple talaq case: Government ready to bring in law if Supeme Court bans practice, says AG Mukul Rohatgi

The bench is hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq among Muslims.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 15, 2017 1:15 pm
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On the third day of the Suprme Court hearing on the triple talaq issue, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Monday informed the five-judge Constitution bench that if the court bans the practice the government is ready to bring in a law holding the instant divorce practice illegal. “If the practice of instant divorce (triple talaq) is struck down by the court, then Centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community,” Rohatgi said. He told the bench that triple talaq violates Muslim women’s right to equality within the community and also within the country.

Earlier, the apex court made it clear to the Centre that it will only deal with the issue of triple talaq at present due to paucity of time. It said it will keep the issues of nikah halala and polygamy pending for now, ANI has reported. The Centre on Monday insisted deliberations on these two issues as well.

The five-judge bench headed by Justice Khehar was quoted, “It may not be possible to deal with all the three issues in the limited time we have. We will keep them pending for future”, as saying by PTI.

The observation came after Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi said, “The scope of referring had all the three issues that was divorce, nikah halala, polygamy. All these three issues are before this court by virtue of the reference order of the two- judge bench.”

The bench, which began hearing a clutch of petitions on ‘instant triple talaq’ or talaq-e-bidat last week, observed on its first hearing that it will first determine if instant triple talaq is fundamental to Islam while stating that it will not dwell on polygamy and nikah halala.

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    indian man
    May 15, 2017 at 11:58 pm
    Alla is the Supreme being. Alla created human and human created different religions. So whatever god you worship you are indirectly praying to Alaa. Read Quran. It will open your mind.
    1. R
      May 15, 2017 at 9:25 pm
      Bagawat's hope is that if the Muslim divorce can be prevented, many Muslims would not Ben available to marry brahmin women and that way he can increase the brahmin population. What do you think RSS CHADDIS are doing. THEY ARE FOLLOWING EXACTLY WHAT N A Z I'S WERE FOLLOWING. Including the salute! AND STUPIDLY THE VICTIMS-ISRAELITES-ARE THIS TIME ALIGNED WITH NEO-N A Z I RSS AND TURNED PERPETRATORS. DUMB I D I O T S!
      1. M
        May 15, 2017 at 9:15 pm
        RSS is going to file a case in SC directly TO ONLY RECOGNIZE AS THOSE CITIZENS WHO HAVE ARYAN FEATURES AND 0.0000001 millimeter P E N I S SO THAT ONLY BRAHMINS WILL BE LEFT TO SKREW BRAHMIN WOMEN. Dogs like Dipak Mishra will rule is favor as long as they sing Bharat Mara's first night with Manu song!
        1. o
          May 15, 2017 at 9:10 pm
          If India is a democracy and believed in majority, where are the stastics to show that the will of majority in the various communities are taken into account for making a decision or law. What the BRAHMIN RSS SCOUNDRELS COULD NOT ACHIEVE THROUGH LAW, They achieve through so called liuigation. SC, like many other offices, is nothing but a lap dog of AGENCIES. People, if you want peace in India, and i the future the world, annihilate brahmins!
          1. S
            May 15, 2017 at 8:22 pm
            In our society (area) muslim community people are living with one wife as like other community people. It might be exception in some area. Do not exaggerate some. Educate them and they will also change their mind without affecting their religious sentiments and live happily with lovable wife.
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