New Delhi: The Central government on Friday has filed an affidavit on Triple Talaq in Supreme Court and said, “There is no reason women in India should be denied their Constitutional rights.”
While justifying its stand, Centre also said, “Validity of triple talaq and polygamy should be seen in light of gender justice.”
In September, the Supreme Court had given Centre four weeks’ time to file its response on the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters relating to divorce and maintenance, including triple talaq.
The bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice DY Chandrachud gave that time on the request of Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.
The Solicitor General had sought time mentioning that the Centre had to file its response to a suo motu writ petition filed on the direction of the apex court on the issue of the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had in its response defended both polygamy and triple talaq saying that courts have no jurisdiction to examine the issue as it relates to their religion based on the Quran and Sharia law.
First Published | 7 October 2016 6:19 PM