On Tuesday, the Supreme Court of India in a landmark decision upheld the constitutional validity of triple talaq – a practice already described by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) as “horrendous”, “sinful” and “undesirable” which had no sanction of Holy Quran and Shariat.
The apex court struck down the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Indian Muslims as unconstitutional with a 3-2 decision by a five judge Constitutional bench.
In the majority judgment, Justices Kurien Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman and Udey Umesh Lalit held that triple talaq is not integral to Islam, is banned in law and lacks approval of the Shariat.
While Chief Justice J.S. Khehar and Justice S. Abdul Nazir, in a minority judgment, said triple talaq is integral to Islamic practices and enjoys constitutional protection.
As the whole world hailed the Supreme Court verdict, which termed #TripleTalaq unconstitutional, is ‘One Nation One Law’ should be the next big reform?