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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Triple talaq

A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court ruled that the practice of instant triple talaq is unconstitutional and against the teachings of Islam. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India, Justice J S Khehar ruled against the practise by a majority of 3:2. The bench began hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of the practice of 'instant triple talaq' or talaq-e-bidat among Muslims in May 2017. It had said it would first determine if the practice is fundamental to Islam. Besides seeking a ban on instant triple talaq, the seven petitioners that comprise five Muslim women had also moved the apex court over the practice of nikah halala and polygamy in the community. Many Islamic nations, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Egypt and Iran, do not recognise the husband's right to unilaterally divorce through triple talaq.


Banaskantha man booked for giving ‘triple talaq’ to wife

June 09, 2021 9:14 pm

Police said that the accused has been booked under Indian Penal Code 498A for husband subjecting cruelty to woman and sections of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019.

Nobody has right to object to wearing burqa: Sunni cleric

March 25, 2021 11:12 pm

The statement comes a day after UP minister Anand Swarup Shukla said Muslim women will be freed from the practice of wearing burqa, which he described as an evil custom and compared it to the banned triple talaq.

Flawed understanding of triple talaq law is leading to its misuse

January 09, 2021 9:02 am

The facts of the case show that the Act is being as gravely misunderstood as was, and still is, the true Islamic law on divorce.

Muslim man can be accused under triple talaq law, not his mother: SC

January 02, 2021 3:50 am

Section 3 of The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 renders void and illegal pronouncement of talaq by a Muslim man upon his wife and under Section 4 of the law, a Muslim man who so pronounces talaq upon his wife can be punished with imprisonment of up to three years, the court said.

Hyderabad woman alleges husband gave triple talaq from US over phone

December 10, 2020 5:19 pm

The woman has requested the External Affairs Ministry to ask the Indian Embassy in the US to speak to her husband and settle the matter as soon as possible as there is no one to look after her and she cannot re-marry without any authentic divorce papers.

Maharashtra: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over phone

November 23, 2020 9:57 am

The Supreme Court had earlier banned the controversial Islamic practice of instant divorce, terming it as arbitrary and unconstitutional.

Woman who first challenged instant triple talaq in SC joins BJP

October 11, 2020 1:39 am

While the party has not decided any role for her yet, Bano said she wants to start political work for the BJP from Bihar, which is going to the polls later this month.

Ending discriminatory practice of triple talaq was a much-needed reform

August 27, 2020 8:46 am

The impression that the Act has repealed the Muslim law on divorce by husbands in its entirety is not correct. Its provisions are restricted in their effect to talaq-e-bidat, the two forms of which have been mentioned above.

Law against triple talaq strengthened self-reliance among Muslim women: Naqvi

July 31, 2020 2:02 pm

Naqvi said August 1 is the day on which Muslim women were freed from the social evil of triple talaq and it has been recorded in the country's history as 'Muslim Women's Rights Day'.

Man booked for pronouncing triple talaq to wife in Vadodara

July 28, 2020 6:45 pm

A complaint filed at the Wadi police station in Vadodara states that the complainant, Azima Banu, 25, and Jabeer Hussain Shaikh got married in 2015. According to Banu, she had a "peaceful" first year of married life.


SC strikes down instant triple talaq, victims of practice hail verdict

August 22, 2017 10:17 pm

Supreme Court pulled the curtains down on a 1,400-year-old practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims and set it aside on several grounds including that it was against the basic tenets of the Holy Quran and violated the Islamic law Shariat.


Instant triple talaq a crime now: here are five things to know about ordinance approved by cabinet

June 22, 2020 6:15 pm

The Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making instant triple talaq a punishable offence with a three-year jail term on Wednesday. Here are five things to know about the government's ordinance.

From condemning rape to promising Triple Talaq Bill, Narendra Modi makes a pitch to women voters in I-day speech

June 22, 2020 6:19 pm

From Red Fort, Narendra Modi pitches to women voters; condemns rape, promises permanent commission for women and triple talaq bill. See more: