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Lok Sabha passes Triple Talaq Bill

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New Delhi: The controversial Bill that would make instant triple talaq a criminal offence was passed by the Lok Sabha on Thursday, 25 July 2019.

Lok Sabha passed Triple Talaq Bill with 303 votes in favour of the Bill & 78 votes against the Bill.

As the triple talaq bill was passed with 303 votes in favour, the Congress staged a walkout to protest against the bill. Earlier, Janata Dal (United) and Trinamool Congress (TMC) MPs, also staged a walkout in protest against the bill that criminalises instant divorce.

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said in Lok Sabha: “There have been 345 cases of triple talaq after the judgment till July 24. Should we leave these women on roads? I am a minister in Narendra Modi govt and not in Rajiv Gandhi Government”.

The Government will face hurdle in Rajya Sabha regarding the passage of this Bill.

Participating in the discussion on triple Talaq Bill, N K Premachandran of Revolutionary Socialist Party said in Lok Sabha: “Why are you not enforcing imprisonment for divorce in the Hindu and Christian communities? Why alone in Muslim community? This is discrimination against Muslim community”.

 

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Supreme Court sets aside triple talaq

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court today passed a 3.2 verdict declaring as unconstitutional the Muslim practice of triple talaq.

Two judges – Justice Nariman and Justice Lalit declared the practice as unconstitutional, while Justice Joseph set it aside on ground that it is against the teachings of Quran.

The verdict in this case was reserved on May 18 by a five Judge Bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar. The hearing in the case began on 11 May 2017.

Centre opposes triple talaq, polygamy among Muslims in Supreme Court

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talaq-talaq-talaqNew Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party led NDA Government at the Centre today opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of ‘Nikah Halala’ (triple talaq) and polygamy among Muslims and pressed for a review on grounds of gender equality and secularism.

The Ministry of Law and Justice, today filed an affidavit in the Apex Court referring to principle of gender equality and secularism enshrined in the Constitution and international covenants, religious practices and the law relating to marriage in different Islamic countries to drive home the point that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated by the apex court.

Through the affidavit filed by Government of India, it has been submitted that the “issue of validity of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy needs to be considered in the light of principles of gender justice and the overriding principle of non-discrimination, dignity and equality.”

Linking the issue with the Right to Life and Personal Liberty, the Centre has saod in its 29-page affidavit that “gender equality and the dignity of the women are non-negotiable, overarching constitutional value and can brook no compromise.”

The Centre has responded to a batch of petitions including the one filed by Shayaro Bano to challenge the triple talaq under Muslim personal law. Under this practice, a man only has to speak the word ‘talaq’ thrice to divorce his wife.

“The fundamental question for determination by this court is whether, in a secular democracy, religion can be a reason to deny equal status and dignity available to women under the Constitution of India,” the affidavit says adding: “These Rights are necessary in letter and in spirit not only to realise the aspirations of every individual woman who is an equal citizen of this country but also for the larger well-being of the society and progress of the nation, one half of which is made up by women”.

The affidavit also states: “any practice by which women are left ‘socially, financially or emotionally vulnerable’ or subject to the whims and caprice of men-folk is incompatible with the letter and spirit of Article 14 and 15 (Right to Equality) of the Constitution”.