Congress welcomes verdict on triple talaq as affirmation of Muslim women's rights

DN Bureau

"The verdict is an affirmation of the rights of the Muslim women and gives relief to them against being subjected to discrimination by the practice. We welcome the acceptance of reality by the court and we welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court," said Randeep Singh Surjewala.

Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala
Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala

New Delhi: The Congress party, on Tuesday, welcomed the verdict on triple talaq as an affirmation of the rights of the Muslim women, which were perverted over the years.

"The verdict is an affirmation of the rights of the Muslim women and gives relief to them against being subjected to discrimination by the practice. We welcome the acceptance of reality by the court and we welcome the verdict of the Supreme Court," said Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala.

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Further speaking about the Muslim Personal Law Board's plea before the Supreme Court against the practice of instant triple talaq, Surjewala said that the verdict is a culmination and acceptance of a wider wisdom.

"Several interveners, including amicus curiae, as also the Muslim Personal Law Board had pleaded before the Supreme Court against the practice of instant triple talaq by speaking it instantly three times, on the ground that it deviated from the practice prescribed by Islamic Law and has no sanction, either in the Quran or in the Hadith- the two main sources of Islamic jurisprudence," he said.

"The Supreme Court's verdict is a culmination and acceptance of wider wisdom, as also the recognition of the rights of Muslim women. We welcome the same," he added.

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The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) also welcomed the 'historic' verdict on triple talaq and said, it's not about anyone's victory or loss, rather it is about a Muslim woman's sense of equality in the country.








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