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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Reaction: Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad saluted the Muslim women who fought against the controversial Islamic practice and said that it is an indication of the emergence of a “New India”. “It is a statement of women empowerment,” he said.

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    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: Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Judgment: Hailing the Supreme Court verdict, Amit Shah said that the apex court’s historic judgment is a historic step towards the beginning of a new era from the Muslim women.

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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Judgment: “It is a disapproved form of divorce. Even the Hanafi law says triple talaq is sinful. 1937 Act recognizes triple talaq and therefore does not violate Article 13. Triple Talaq won’t fall within confines of Article 13(1). It is not possible for the court to fold his hands when petitioners come to court,” said Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman.

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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Judgment: “There are four sources of Islamic law. Only the Quran is the first source of law, therefore sources other than the Quran are a supplement to what is in it. Therefore, there can be nothing more than what is written in the Quran… Quran attributes permanence to matrimony. Essential steps required before talaq. Triple talaq against tenets of Quran, therefore, violates Shariat,” said Justice Kurian Joseph.

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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Reaction: “Yeh faisla sachchai, vastvikta aur sahi Islam ko ujaagar karta hai. What we hoped to happen has now happened, it is a good decision,” says Salman Khurshid.

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    LIVE – Triple Talaq Judgment: “It’s a good judgment and its another step towards gender justice and gender equality, ” says Maneka Gandhi, Union Minister.

New Delhi, Aug 22: A five-judge constitution bench of Supreme Court of India would on Tuesday deliver its judgment on the constitutional validity of controversial Islamic practice of triple talaq. The multi-religion bench comprises Chief Justice JS Khehar and Justices Kurian Joseph, RF Nariman, UU Lalit and Abdul Nazeer. We will be updating live on the apex court pronouncing its judgment on triple talaq, stay with us.

The petitions included five separate writ petitions filed by Muslim women challenging the practice of triple talaq prevalent in the community and terming it “unconstitutional”. In last few years, as claimed, some of the Muslim women have been given talaq over Skype, Whatsapp, by phone or even a text message. During the hearing, the apex court had observed that triple talaq is “worst” and “not a desirable” form of dissolution of marriage.

Several lawyers including noted jurist Ram Jethmalani had attacked the practice of triple talaq on various constitutional grounds including the right to equality and termed it “abhorrent”, PTI reported.

During the hearing, CJI had asked, “Can what is sinful in the eyes of God be lawful? If God considers it a sin, it can’t be legal.” Echoing same sentiments, Justice Kurian Joseph had asked,” If something is Islamically abhorrent, sinful or under any religious law distasteful, can it be validated by law made by man?”

However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had countered that the practice of triple talaq is a matter of faith. ”Triple talaq is reprehensible and sinful way to divorce, and we have spoken against it, but we want the court and government to stay off. Where will Muslim men go for divorce if you [court] strike down ‘talaq’ and Parliament refuses to pass a new law?”, the AIMPLB asked.

Apart from this, the apex court will also pronounce its verdict on the October 2015 reference from the bench of Justices Anil R Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel, who had questioned if practices of Muslim personal laws reduce women to mere goods.

It had also ordered registration of a suo motu public interest litigation (PIL) petition titled ‘In Re: Muslim Women’s Quest for Equality’ for a special bench to consider and examine gender discrimination suffered by Muslim women and if “arbitrary divorce and second marriage of their husbands during the currency of their first marriage” violate women’s dignity. Stay with us to catch live news updates on triple talaq.

With inputs from PTI.