In a landmark decision today, Supreme Court of India has declared “Triple Talaq’ Illegal, which could heral d the end of a long argued law that violates the right to equality.
From the 5 judges hearing the case, 3 ruled it unconstitutional.
“The Government should find a way to frame new laws”, 3 judges said.
After 6 days of hearing, that included some of the top lawyers of India argue whether triple talaq was necessary for Islam or not, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman and Justice UU lalit ruled in favor of the ban of centuries old practice.
Freedom of Religion is absolute.. but what is bad in theology is also bad in law. What is bad in Quran, can’t be good in shariat,” Justice K Joseph said.
How twitter reacted
1829-Abolition of Sati Practice
2017-Abolition of Triple Talaq
Disrooting unwanted religious customs takes centuries 😀#TripleTalaq
— Bindas Ladki (@bindasladki) August 22, 2017
Pakistan abolished Triple Talaq in 1961. Constitutional power of Islamists is stronger in “Secular” India than it could ever be in Pakistan
— True Indology (@TrueIndology) August 22, 2017
— Rajat Sharma (@RajatSharmaLive) August 22, 2017