In a welcome move, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday has said that the practice of Triple Talaq is constitutional and violates the rights of the Muslim women.
The top court has further affirmed that “No Personal Law Board is above the Constitution.”
A number o Muslim women had moved the apex court against the practice of Triple talaq.
Last month, while All India Muslim Personal Law Board supported the practice of Triple talaq it also decided to form a women’s wing to look into issues including Triple talaq and family disputes. The board had even said that it was much better to divorce women than to kill her.
Twitteratis hailed the court’s decision saying that it was massive boost to gender equality.
— Ashoke Pandit (@ashokepandit) December 8, 2016
Allahabad HC order on #TripleTalaq gives a huge boost to gender equality & a slap to those who used religion for their political interest
— Sidharth Nath Singh (@sidharthnsingh) December 8, 2016
— Sonam Mahajan (@AsYouNotWish) December 8, 2016
Big shout out to many Muslim women who long campaigned for removal of #tripletalaq. Constitution higher than ALL personal laws
— Sagarika Ghose (@sagarikaghose) December 8, 2016
The Central government had earlier said its stand on triple talaq is perfectly in sync with the spirit of the Constitution and that it completely supports the principles of gender equality and justice.
In the month of September, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board told the Supreme Court that personal laws of a community cannot be re-written in the name of social reforms. The Board had also opposed the petitions including those that claimed that Muslim women face gender discrimination in divorce cases.
National Commission for Women has demanded a ban on the practice of triple talaq and alleged that they compromise the right of the Muslim women.