SC says Triple Talaq unconstitutional

NC Correspondent
New Delhi:  Giving a milestone decision on Tuesday, the Supreme Court termed triple Talaq - a Muslim practise that allows men to instantly divorce their wives- as unconstitutional.
The bench comprising of five judges from different religious faith passed this decision with a majority of three is to two. The order comes in response to the petitions from seven Muslim women who has been divorced through triple Talaq.
Triple talaq — or the practice whereby a Muslim husband pronounces talaq (divorce) three times to end a marriage — has two variations. One variation is to pronounce talaq three times in one sitting, either verbally or through various written media such as phone call, letter, Whats-App, Skype, SMS and the likes. The other is to pronounce a talaq each over three months.
Shayara Bano from Uttarakhand was the first to file a petition in the Supreme Court of India challenging the constitutional validity of Triple Talaq. During the hearing the apex court observed that triple as not desirable.
Earlier, the centre sought to flag the issue of gender equality of Muslim women vis-a-vis women from other religious communalities.

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