The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the instant divorce practice of triple talaq among Muslims is “void”, “illegal” and”unconstitutional”. The apex court by 3:2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran.
While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeerwere 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 ULalit held it as violative of the Constitution.
Here are the fresh reactions coming after the triple talaq verdict:
PM Narendra Modi: Judgment of the Hon’ble Supreme Court on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.
Amit Shah: This verdict is historic, it’s not about anyone’s win or loss. I welcome this on behalf of the party.
Rahul Gandhi: Welcome SC decision setting aside instant #TripleTalaq. I congratulate the women who fought for justice
Kapil Sibal: We hail the judgement, it protects personal laws and at the same time deprecates the practice of triple talaq.
Mayawati: BSP welcomes the verdict but it would have better if the Muslim Personal Law Board had taken the initiative and looked into the proceeding. But this did not happen.
Yogi Adityanath: It would have been great had it been a consensus judgment by the bench. It is a start of justice for women. You cannot deprive anyone from justice for long. This is a milestone for women empowerment.
Arun Jaitley: SC’s judgement is victory for all who believed personal laws must also be progressive&complainant with constitutional guarantees.
Asaduddin Owaisi: We have to respect the judgement. It is going to be a great Herculean task to implement this on ground.
Siddharth Nath Singh: The Supreme Court’s decision is historic. India is a secular country, but its definition was distorted on religious grounds. Now, the Supreme Court has termed triple talaq as unconstitutional.
Ashutosh: AAP welcomes Supreme Court judgement on Triple Talaq. It is historic. Let’s hope Muslim women will not have to suffer any more.
Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore: I welcome the historic decision by the Supreme Court to declare triple talaq as unconstitutional. A huge step forward for women’s rights.
Yogendra Yadav: A victory for Muslim women and women’s movement in general. Kudos to organisations like Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan for courage and consistency. Muslim leaders,”secular” political parties must focus on real Muslim issues: educational lag, job and housing discrimination, false detentions, not triple tala
Salman Khurshid: What we hoped to happen has now happened, it is a good decision. This decision portrays the truth, reality and the true spirit of Islam.
Dr. SY Qureshi: “Supreme Court bars triple talaaq till Parliament makes a law. Asks Parliament to make a law. AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) lost an opportunity to introduce this reform itself”, tweeted Qureshi.
Petitioner Shayara Bano: I welcome and support the judgement of the apex court. It’s a historic day for Muslim women.
BJP Minister Vijay Goel: The Central government now has the support of Muslim women on the issue of Triple Talaq.
Shivraj Singh Chauhan: Welcome Supreme Court’s judgement, request Central Government to bring in a legislation soon.
Member of AIMPLB- Z. Jilani: We have respected SC’s judgements in past, today’s judgement on Triple will also be considered by us.
Maneka Gandhi: It’s a good judgement and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality.
Congress party: The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court decision striking down instant triple talaq.
“The Supreme Court decision striking down triple talaq 3:2 is a progressive decision which all right thinking people must welcome,” senior Congress leader Manish Tewari told The Indian Express.
He said, “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. Every progressive and right thinking person should welcome the supreme court decision.”