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  • 2:37 PM IST

    Hearing concludes in the Supreme Court.

  • 1:58 PM IST

    Supreme Court reserves order in triple talaq.

  • 1:57 PM IST

    Your Lordships are not here to decide what are the sinful practices in the world, Legislature can interfere but not you, says Kapil Sibal.

  • 1:07 PM IST

    Islamic values are informed by equity and conscience, says Arif Mohammed Khan.

  • 1:05 PM IST

    My submission is Islam is not patriarchal, I disagree with AIMPLB in this regard, says Salman Khurshid.

  • 12:11 PM IST

    In my opinion, triple talaq is a sin and is between me and my maker: Lawyer Amit Chadha tells Supreme Court

  • 12:09 PM IST

    Lawyer Amit Chadha, appearing for main petitioner Saira Bano, arguing before the five-judge Constitution bench of Supreme Court.

  • 9:45 AM IST

    Today is the last day of hearing in the triple talaq case.

  • 4:30 PM IST

    If AIMPLB says triple talaq is optional, sinful and undesirable then how can it be integral to Islam: Attorney General

  • 4:14 PM IST

    Hearing concludes for the day, rejoinder arguments to continue tomorrow.

The Supreme Court will continue its hearing on the triple talaq case. Today is the last day of arguments and it is to be seen what order the apex court passes. The matter is being heard before the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice of India JS Khehar. The bench comprises of Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and Abdul Nazeer.

Senior lawyer Kapil Sibal representing All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) ended his argument on Wednesday.

The court had on May 12 observed that triple talaq is the “worst” and “not a desirable” form of dissolution of marriage among the Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which called it “legal”. The remark was made by the bench when senior lawyer Salman Khurshid referred to the various schools of thought and the stand of AIMPLB that triple talaq was “abhorrent”, yet valid.

The second day saw two veterans, jurist Ram Jethmalani and former Union Minister and Islamic scholar Arif Mohammad Khan, coming out all guns blazing against the practice of triple talaq.

The Centre had told the court that it opposes the triple talaq practice and wants to fight for women equality and gender justice. However, AIMPLB counsel Kapil Sibal told the apex court that triple talaq is a matter that comes under the Muslim board and therefore, in his opinion, the top court should not interfere in it.

The court had clarified that it would not hear polygamy issue along with the triple talaq case.