SC will protect women's right: Cong on triple talaq

16 May, 2017, 10:15 | Author: Malcolm Fuller
  • The process called'triple talaq, is prohibited in Pakistan and faces legal controversy in India after reports emerged of men divorcing their wives via letters Skype and even Whats App

"The scope of referring had all the three issues that was divorce, nikah halala, polygamy".

"Right to religion can not mean that Article 25 protects only what citizens do inside a temple, mosque, gurdwara or other religious institutions but not other customs or practices they perform outside", the bench said while responding to the AG's arguments.

"One half of a community in the country has to suffer inequality from their male counterpart".

Supporting the stance of ending the practice of triple talaq, the Allahabad High Court had earlier asserted that the rights of any person, including Muslim women, can not be violated in the name of "personal law".

'Not just triple talaq, even the other two - ahsan and hasan - will have to go as all of them are unfair, unreasonable, discriminatory, unilateral, absolute, non-appealable, ' the AG argued.

During the hearing, Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta said that AIMPLB should apologise for justifying triple talaq in its affidavit by saying that men have greater strength to control their emotions.

'Secularism being a hallmark of Indian democracy, no part of its citizenry ought to be denied access to fundamental rights, much less can any section of a secular society be worse off than its counterparts in theocratic countries, many of which have undergone reform, ' it said.

"However, the views presented byamicus curaie Salman Khurshid and Kapil Sibal, senior Congress leader and the counsel to All India Muslim Personal Law Board, attempt to trivialize the larger context of the debate about gross inequality faced by Muslim women", advocate Farha Faiz, one of the petitioners challenging the triple talaq practice, told Sputnik.

"Triple talaq is unconstitutional".

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The court additionally watched that triple talaq authorised under Muslim Personal Law that represents marriage, property and separation damages the privileges of Muslim ladies.

"The Central Government makes runs however as I would like to think, the pinnacle court ought not to meddle with it", Sibal said.

"This (enactment of the new law) can be done even now", Justice Joseph shot back, reiterating a point the bench had made last week when it asked whether the courts should intervene in a matter that Parliament appeared reluctant to touch.

The court has said that it would only look into the triple talaq issue for now.

New Delhi, May 16 The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) today told the Supreme Court that triple talaq is a matter of faith being practiced by Muslims for the last 1,400 years and hence the question of constitutional morality and equity did not arise.

Supporting the position of closure the act of triple talaq, the Allahabad High Court had before declared that the privileges of any individual, including Muslim ladies, can't be damaged for the sake of "individual law".

Rohatgi said the instant talaq was unconstitutional under Article 13 (laws, customs, practices in derogation of fundamental rights), 14 (equality) 15 (prohibition against discrimination) and 21 (life and liberty).

"Triple talaq is unlawful".

To this, the bench insisted that the government has to first prove that this practice of triple talaq was not essential to Islam and only then can it delve further into other aspects.

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