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.