The SC verdict grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment, Modi said.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other political leaders on Tuesday hailed the Supreme Court's landmark verdict, ruling that divorce among Muslims through the practice of triple talaq was "void, illegal and unconstitutional".
"Judgment of the Hon'ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment," Modi said.
Judgment of the Hon'ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2017
BJP President Amit Shah said the verdict is for the equality of women in the country.
“This verdict is historic, its not about anyone's win or loss. I welcome this on behalf of the party,” Amit Shah said.
तीन तलाक पर सुप्रीमकोर्ट का निर्णय- मुस्लिम महिलाओं के लिए स्वाभिमान पूर्ण एवं समानता के एक नए युग की शुरुआत। pic.twitter.com/NDMcZsKJUw— Amit Shah (@AmitShah) August 22, 2017
Amit Shah hailed the government and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for stand on triple talaq issue before the SC.
Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the SC verdict is a victory of the constitutional values. Prasad said, "Victory of our constitutional values. Will repeat what PM has said earlier, don't link it to any religion."
Union Minister of Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi also hailed the SC verdict and said it’s a good judgement and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also welcomed the judgement. "We welcome the Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq and urge the central government to enact a law soon. Traditions like Triple Talaq are like mental and social harrassment of our sisters and daughters and are an impediment in the progress of modern Indian society," Chouhan tweeted.
Congress leader Salman Khurshid called the verdict "is a good decision".
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy also hailed the verdict, saying today was a big day for Muslim women. "Big day for muslim women. Salute their courageousness, their fearlessness and even their ostracisation. They have stood for real reform and we must salute them and stand by them," PTI quoted Swamy as saying.
"We have to respect the judgement. It is going to be a great herculean task to implement this on ground," Asaduddin Owaisi, the President of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) said.