Triple talaq Supreme Court verdict gets Twitterati talking

The Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq, which was passed with a 3:2 majority, is now being termed as historic and especially on social media, is being lauded as a huge step towards progress and women empowerment in the country.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 22, 2017 6:19 pm
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The Supreme Court on Tuesday, August 22, struck down the controversial instant triple talaq, by terming it unconstitutional and in violation of Article 14 of the Constitution that guarantees equality before law and Article 21, which guarantees the protection of life and personal liberty. The Constitutional bench comprised five judges; While Chief Justice JS Khehar (who also headed the bench) and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq and asking the government to come out with a law in this regard, Justices Kurian Joseph, RF Nariman and UU Lalit held it as violative of the Constitution. The verdict – which was eventually passed with a 3:2 majority – is now being termed as historic, and especially on social media, is being largely lauded as a huge step towards progress and women empowerment in the country.

The hearing began on May 11 this year after receiving petitions from many Muslim women asking for a ban on the practice.

As soon as the verdict was pronounced, social media platforms started buzzing with reactions. PM Narendra Modi said, “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”, while Kapil Sibal was quoted as saying, “We hail the judgement, it protects personal laws and at the same time deprecates the practice of triple talaq.”

While many on the Internet, especially on social media, lauded the SC’s verdict, there were some who asked why there wasn’t a woman in the bench. Here are some of the general responses the verdict brought about on Twitter.

People also raised certain contentions, while applauding the historic judgment.

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  1. S
    Aug 24, 2017 at 8:23 am
    Great call from our honorable Supreme Court... But still few issues are there that need to be arrested, like read this - : /2wpCiFu Shame on orthodox traditions.
    1. Kushal Kumar
      Aug 24, 2017 at 5:43 am
      Without going into more details , it can be said that the judgement has heralded a new chapter in the lives of Muslim women of India. Readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s prophesy for women in India during April to July and nearby in 2017, in article “ 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February –March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. Reproducing the text from the article here : - “ Both these parts from April to December present opportunities and realization of those opportunities to an extent. But the last five months appear to be comparatively not as opportune as April to July or nearby. Certain encouraging or positive things could likely take shape in national scene. WOMEN HAVE SOMETHING FOR THEM TO CHEER UP”. So the prediction has been precisely accurate and meaningful.
      1. Nilam Mahajan
        Aug 22, 2017 at 6:53 pm
        Judgement said from today from this moment triple talaq is banned, great! But ironically why were you nincom s sleeping for 3 months? Non stop day to day hearing from may 11 to may 18 as this is very important subject, but then as usual keep the pot simmering, give time for underhand tricks, you never know from where the bribe will come tickling , reserve the verdict for 3 months? Hilarious, you think everybody in this country is fool enough to believe you guys?