In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court by a majority of 3:2 ruled that the practice of instant divorce through triple talaq among Muslims was "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional".The apex court said the practice went against the tenets of Quran.
Earlier, the apex court had issued notice to the Centre and 12 states seeking their response on the steps taken to ensure cleanliness in the midday meal scheme and prevent incidents like the one that occurred in the Bihar village primary school.
The Centre, in its counter affidavit filed earlier, had said there has been a "considerable progress" in the SIT probe and 218 cases were at various stage of scrutiny and a "decision has been taken for re-investigation in respect of 22 cases".
Underscoring its “Lakshman rekha”, the Supreme Court said Thursday it cannot “advise” or “teach” parliamentarians about functioning of Parliament and that the judiciary would be “overstepping its limits” by making such interventions. In a statement demarcating boundaries of the judiciary, a bench led by Chief Justice of India H L Dattu said that lawmakers are […]