The working committee of the All India Muslim Board is set to meet here on September 10 to "study" the Tuesday's historic verdict by supreme court (SC) declaring triple talaq unconstitutional and announce its stand on the controversial issue. The BJP passed a resolution there reaffirming his commitment towards building a "society of equal opportunities" where nobody would be treated as inferior. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) held that for the Hanafis, who make more than 90% Sunnis in India, triple talaq is a matter of faith followed for 1400 years. But, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit said triple talaq violated the fundamental right of Muslim women as they are subjected to arbitrary irrevocable divorce through this practice.
She wrote, "I welcome the Supreme Court judgement on instant Triple Talaq".
IANS adds that the minority judgment of the court contended that the practice was a constituent of the personal law and had a stature equal to other fundamental rights, and held it as not violative of the Constitution and said it can not invoke judicial intervention.
"We Muslim women have won a major battle, we are grateful to the Prime Minister", said Nafees Fazal, a former minister, on Tuesday.
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Veteran Indian actress Shabana Azmi has welcomed the Supreme Court's ruling on triple talaq and said the judgment is a victory for courageous Muslim women in the country.
"Abolishing triple talaq...is definitely not women's freedom".
They argued that parliament and not courts should bring a law to end the practice.
"Welcome the Supreme Court decision setting aside instant #TripleTalaq". The Muslim women never came ahead to object since there were many constraints. "This verdict has given the right to crores of women to live with equality and dignity", Shah told reporters. It is the arbitrariness and unequal treatment of men and women that has made the practice wrong before the law. The other two forms of triple talaq - talaq ahsan and talaq hasan which are revocable - have not been struck down.
Asked how the SC verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq would be implemented and why a statute is not necessary, a senior government functionary explained that a marriage will now not be annulled even if the husband resorts to instant triple talaq.