New Delhi, Aug 22: The Supreme Court on Monday declared the Islamic practice of triple talaq as “void” and “unconstitutional” by 3:2 verdict and upheld it for six months.
Justices Kurien Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Udey Umesh Lalit were against triple talaq said it’s not integral to Islam, banned in law and lacks approval of the Shariat.
While, Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice S. Abdul Nazir, in a minority judgment, ruled in favor of Talaq-e-biddat.
Here are the reactions after Supreme Court judgement :
Prime Minister Narendra Modi: Judgment is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.
Vice President, Amit Shah : Welcoming the verdict he said it’s a dawn of a new era for Muslim women, its not about anyone’s win or loss.
Congress : We welcome the Supreme Court’s judgement on triple talaq. It is a progressive, secular judgement for equal rights of Muslim women in India.
Congress, Salman Khurshid: What we hoped to happen has now happened, it is a good decision. This verdict portrays the truth, reality and the true spirit of Islam, The Indian Express quoted, Former Union minister was saying.
Dr. SY Qureshi: Supreme Court bars triple talaaq till Parliament makes a law. Asks Parliament to make a law. AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board) lost an opportunity to introduce this reform itself.
Lawyer of AIMPLB, Kapil Sibal : We hail the judgement, it protects personal laws and at the same time deprecates the practice of triple talaq.
Petitioner Shayara Bano: I welcome and support the judgement of the Supreme Court. It’s a big day for Muslim women.
Congress, Manish Tewari : Welcome 3:2 verdict of SC striking down Triple Talaq. It is a constructive, progressive decision that must be welcomed by all right thinkers.
MP CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan : Welcome SC ‘s judgement, request Central Govt to bring in a legislation soo.
AIMPLB, Member, Z Jilani: Have respected SC’s judgements in past, today’s judgement on Triple Talaq will also be considered by us.
Congress, P. Chidambaram: Triple talaq was a distortion of original Quranic legal principles. Good it has been declared unconstitutional.
BJP, Maneka Gandhi: It’s a good judgement and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality.
BJP,Vijay Goel: The Central government now has the support of Muslim women over the issue of Islamic divorce practice.