The Supreme Court on Tuesday declared the controversial practice of Triple Talaq as “unconstitutional”. The apex court, by a majority vote of 3:2, set aide the practice and declared it as void and invalid. “In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ – instant triple talaq is set aside,” the Supreme Court said in a 395-page order.
While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting a hold on the practice for six months, saying there was scope for the government to legislate, Justicesa Kurian Joseph, RF Nariman and UU Lalit held it was violative of the Constitution.
Here is the full text of the verdict on instant triple talaq by the Supreme Court: