Supreme Court upholds Triple Talaq practice, asks Union Government to bring legislation

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Supreme Court of India has upheld the practice of Triple Talaq while asking Union Government to bring legislation. Three judges of the five-judge bench declared the Triple Talaq unconstitutional.

Triple Talaq

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation.

During the hearing, the apex court had clarified that it may not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy and said it would only examine whether triple talaq was part of an “enforceable” fundamental right to practice religion by the Muslims.

While delivering the verdict Justice Kheher summed up the arguments present by various parties. The SC has given the government to legislate a new law within six months until then there will be no provision of Triple Talaq.

Justice Khehar, however, said that Talaq-e-biddat (Triple Talaq) is not in violation of articles 14,15,21 and 25 of the constitution.

CJI Khehar said that Triple Talaq was an integral part of Sunni community practiced since 1000 years.

 

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