Triple Talaq verdict: Congress welcomes Supreme Court ruling, calls it ‘progressive decision’

Congress leader Manish Tewari, in a statement said that all progressive thinkers will welcome the verdict.

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Published: August 22, 2017 12:58 pm
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The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down instant triple talaq. Speaking to the Indian Express, Congress leader Manish Tewari said, “The Supreme Court decision striking down triple talaq 3:2 is a progressive decision which all right thinking people must welcome.” Comparing the decision with the abolishment of practice of untouchability, Tewari said that something which was affecting the rights of Muslim women has been abolished.

“If you go into the constitutional history of India, the framers of the Indian Constitution had abolished untouchability by inserting an article right at the inception…it was article 17. At that point in time, somebody could have argued that untouchability was intrinsic to the Hindu faith. But the framers of the Constitution took a very very constructive view. And similarly by a judicial fiat something which is impacting the rights of Muslim women has now been done away with,” he said.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as “void”, “invalid” and unconstitutional. With a majority vote of 3:2, the apex court scrapped the practice and said that it does not follow the basic tenets of Quran. While CJI JS Khehar and Justice Nazeer were in favour of putting the practice on hold for six months until Parliament frames a law, Justices Nariman, Joseph and Lalit held the practice as ‘violative’ of the constitution. The five-judge constitution bench, in a remarkable feature, had judges of five different faiths.

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  1. narayan kutty
    Aug 22, 2017 at 5:04 pm
    Congress party was against abolishing Tripple talaq during their Sixty years reign in order to appease Muslim community voters. Exploded the myth by BJP during UP election.
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      amazed Indian
      Aug 22, 2017 at 4:52 pm
      Its a welcome judgement as some Muslim Men have been misusing it which needs to be checked . The important part to note is that the judgement is against INSTANT triple talaq which is also not endorsed by Islam, hence they have actually highlighted this point which was so far lost in translation .However media is wrongly reporting it that Triple Talaq has got banned which is wrong . Hopefully this will help all !!
      1. H
        Aug 22, 2017 at 4:45 pm
        Congress and Corruption are twin brothers! Another step brother is "mask of sickulairsm" which adopted successfully in the initial years with the help of paid media houses but lost due to India realization. Played with Majority and appease minority. Evident from the statement made by MMS " Muslims have first right on the country resources". Nothing communal in this statement. Heights of brute hypocrisy. Kapil Sibal fighting for AIMPLB against millions of haplessa and helpless muslim women and Party hailing SC verdict.
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          Deepak Dave
          Aug 22, 2017 at 4:26 pm
          Historic judgement by SC and more historic that congress accepted it with
          1. N
            Aug 22, 2017 at 4:46 pm
            This is really a historic judgement. Whether it is advocated by Quron or Mohammed it does not matter It is just unjust, barbaric, inhuman, male chavinism, worst treatment of women and uncons utional. Liberal and progressive thinking muslims should unite at least now and throw out all these fundamentallistic and fanatic mullas and imams out. They can only be just guides on religious matters but can not be dictators or dececiders. They are just employed in Mosques to conduct prayers and paid by fellow muslims for conducting religious rituals. They should not be allowed to dictate terms in individuals religious matters. All mosques should be managed by liberal and progressive muslims for the betterment of muslims.
          2. D
            Aug 22, 2017 at 3:45 pm
            Tewaari is pretending and making big Drama out of it - he never fought for Muslim women who approached him for help, yes took big fees and than sent them to Gulam for threat- Rahul did not give permission
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