Centre may move to legally
end triple talaq in December in Winter Session of Parliament
Zee News, November
The Narendra Modi
government may introduce a bill to end triple talaq in the
Winter Session of Parliament. A Ministerial Committee has been
constituted to frame a new law to end the practice.
The Supreme Court had in August struck down the controversial
practice of Talaq-e-biddat in which Muslim men can divorce their
wives by mentioning the word ‘talaq (divorce)’ three times in
one go. SC had then said termed instant divorce custom as
arbitrary and unconstitutional.
A five-judge bench, comprising Justices JS Khehar, Kurian
Joseph, Rohinton F Nariman, UU Lalit and Abdul Nazeer had said
in the order said that "in view of the different opinions
recorded, by a majority of 3:2 the practice of talaq-e-biddat -
triple talaq - is set aside."
The three separate verdicts comprising of 395 pages did not
concur with the minority view of the CJI and Justice SA Nazeer
that 'triple talaq' was a part of religious practice and the
government should step in and bring in a law.
The three judges, Justices Joseph, Nariman and UU Lalit,
expressly disagreed with the CJI and Justice Nazeer on the key
issue whether triple talaq was fundamental to Islam.
Though the dates for the Winter Session have not been announced
yet, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar said the
government will call the session in December.
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