Twitter rejoices as Supreme Court bans Triple Talaq, terms it unconstitutional

A panel of five judges said that triple talaq "is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality.

The controversial Muslim practice of Triple Talaq, that allows a man to leave his wife immediately by uttering ‘talaq’ thrice, has been banned by the Supreme Court, after the court today called it illegal and unworthy.

According to a NDTV report, a panel of five judges said that triple talaq “is not integral to religious practice and violates constitutional morality”.

Triple talaq is legal for Muslims according to the constitution, but several Muslim women who have been divorced, including by Skype and on WhatsApp, had challenged the 1400-year-old practice.

The apex court called triple talaq “bad in law” and said that the court hopes that the legislature will consider and take into account Muslim Personal Law while making legislation.

The court also mentioned that all parties must keep their politics away and decide this.

Referring to the abolition of the practice in Islamic countries, the court questioned, “Why can’t independent India get rid of it?”

Five judges of different faiths – Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman, Justice Uday Umesh Lalit and Justice S Abdul Nazeer – heard the case over five days from May 12 to May 18.

Two of the five judges who differed said while triple talaq “may be sinful”, the court can’t interfere in personal laws that are considered a fundamental right by the constitution.

Following the verdict, Twitter users came in support of the verdict and hailed the apex court’s decision.

Here’s how Twitterati reacted:

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