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  India   All India  22 Aug 2017  SC verdict to improve condition of women: Triple talaq petitioner

SC verdict to improve condition of women: Triple talaq petitioner

ANI
Published : Aug 22, 2017, 2:12 pm IST
Updated : Aug 22, 2017, 2:25 pm IST

Shayara Bano requested political diplomats to not make it a political agenda, and asked them to understand the situation of Indian women.

Shayara Bano also said 'evil' practice should not continue any more, and added that earlier these laws might have been established on the condition of the women but things have changed. (Photo: ANI)
 Shayara Bano also said 'evil' practice should not continue any more, and added that earlier these laws might have been established on the condition of the women but things have changed. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: Triple talaq petitioner Shayara Bano on Tuesday said the historical decision by the Supreme Court to strike down triple talaq was a welcome move, and that it is a happy moment for all Muslim women in India.

"This is a historic day in India," Shayara Bano said.

 

"A lot of people agree and disagree. In the Muslim society, they do not want to bring any law. The Supreme Court judges must have understood all the issues and after that they took this historic decision," Bano said.

Bano further said the decision will improve the condition of women in India.

"I would just request the political diplomats to not make it a political agenda, and ask them to understand the situation of Indian women, and this judgment should be accepted and a law be made," Bano said.

Shayara Bano also said 'evil' practice should not continue any more, and added that earlier these laws might have been established on the condition of the women but things have changed.

 

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of triple talaq as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority.

The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) JS Khehar, deciding on the verdict, was seemingly split on the legality of the practice.

Justice Nariman, Justice Lalit and Justice Kurien opposed the view of Justice Nazir and Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and dubbed the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional and unislamic.

The apex court further asked the Union Government to formulate a new legislation within six months.

The court reportedly referred to the abolition of triple talaq in the Islamic countries and asked "why can't independent India get rid of it."

 

The decision came soon after the apex court resumed the hearing on the matter on Tuesday morning.

CJI Khehar, while pronouncing the judgement, however, upheld the practice and said, "Talaq-e-biddat is not violative of articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution."

The CJI, further using his power under Article 142, directed the Union of India to form a proper legislature regarding ' talaq-e-iddat.'

CJI Khehar said all parties must decide keeping politics aside.

The constitution bench had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing.

Tags: supreme court, triple talaq, shayara bano, muslim women in india
Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi