Delhi HC dismisses plea challenging Triple Talaq ordinance


New Delhi, Sep 28:  The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed a plea challenging the constitutional validity of the Triple Talaq ordinance.

A bench of Chief Justice of Delhi High Court Rajendra Menon and Justice V. Kameswar Rao said that “once the Supreme Court says the act is unconstitutional, it’s for the central government to decide”

The petition filed by advocate Shahid Azad.

“The ordinance is arbitrary and unnecessary bringing a draconian, illogical, unreasonable and vague legislation through the route of ordinance shows a lack of respect for parliament and the people whose faith lies in India’s secular constitution,” the plea said.

Last week,  the Union Cabinet approved an ordinance making triple talaq a criminal offence and it was promulgated by the President.


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