Supreme Court upholds Triple Talaq practice, asks Union Govt. to bring legislation

DN Bureau

CJI Khehar, while pronouncing the judgement, said, "Talaq-e-biddat is not violative of articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution."

A view of Muslims ladies (File Photo)
A view of Muslims ladies (File Photo)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has upheld the practice of Triple Talaq and has asked the Union Government to formulate a new legislation. The decision came soon after the apex court resumed the hearing on the matter on Tuesday morning.

 

A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J.S. Khehar pronounced the verdict.

CJI Khehar, while pronouncing the judgement, said, "Talaq-e-biddat is not violative of articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution."

 

The CJI, further using his power under Article 142, directed the Union of India to form a proper legislature regarding 'talaq-e-iddat.' CJI Khehar said that all parties must decide keeping politics aside.

 

The top court has asked the government to bring the legislation within six months. The constitution bench had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing.

 

During the hearing, the Centre had assured the apex court that it would come out with a law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if triple talaq is upheld as invalid.

 

"The government will come out with law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if court holds triple talaq as invalid," Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the bench.

 

The Attorney General and top law officers representing the Central government told the five judge Constitution bench that apex court should hear other cases also, besides Triple Talaq.

 

However, the top court said that they have limited time, so all the matters could not be covered at present.

 

The Centre, earlier on May 11, told the apex court that it opposes the triple talaq practice and wants to fight for women equality and gender justice. (With ANI inputs)

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