The supreme court recently passed its verdict to put a ban on triple talaq system. The court called it ‘unconstitutional’ and even terming it as arbitrary and violation of the right to equality of Muslim women.
The majority judgment came from three judges — Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice Kurien Joseph and Justice UU Lalit. CJI JS Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer wrote the minority judgment.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi happily welcomed the verdict, terming it “historic”, for it gave equality to Muslim women. He said the judgment would serve as a powerful measure for women empowerment. It is a further acheivement to bring equality.
People from all walks of life welcomed and appreicated the court verdict. Be it Activists, politicians, clerics, celebrities, politicians, or any NGOs, including the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) that was contending for the triple talaq, hailed the Supreme Court verdict on the controversial instant divorce among the Muslim community.
Many even tweeted and congratulated the supremen court for the awesome judengment passed.
The muslim women sighed relief after the verdict as they could brearthe freely now. The feeling of equality and being one with all brought tears of joy. The basic right to for which they had been fighting long has now come into action.
The new law required that, in order to obtain a divorce, a husband has to send a written notice to the chairman of the local council with a copy to his wife.
The divorce would not be effective until the expiration of a 90-day waiting period, which will be utilised to constitute an arbitration council, to reconcile
Justice Kurian Joseph explicitly explained that “What is held to be bad in the Holy Quran cannot be good in Shariat and, in that sense, what is bad in theology is bad in law as well… Merely because a practice has continued for long, that by itself cannot make it valid if it has been expressly declared to be impermissible.