22 August 2017 will remain one of the most important dates in Indian history as Supreme Court today has declared that the practice of triple talaq or instant divorce by uttering talaq (divorce) three times as illegal and sinful. The decision was taken by a Supreme Court bench of five senior-most judges, who are from major and different faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism.
Although two of the 5 judges were against demolishing the evil practice but with the majority vote of remaining 3 judges, the Supreme court declared it sinful, unworthy and illegal practice. This judgment has been taken in response to the petitions filed by 7 Muslim women who are the victims of Triple Talaq.
As soon as the news broke that the horrible practice has been legally demolished, the whole country started expressing happiness on various social media handle. We all know that twitter never leaves a single issue that needs to be discussed and when it’s a topic that is related to women empowerment, it couldn’t just hold back.
3:2 verdict. Triple Talaq not valid anymore. Landmark judgement by SC bench #TripleTalaq
I welcome the historic decision by the Supreme Court to declare #TripleTalaq as unconstitutional. A huge step forward for women’s rights.
The Supreme Court has done absolutely the right thing by declaring triple talaq illegal and unconstitutional. It is an obnoxious practice.
What a huge and a historic verdict!Relief for scores of Muslim sisters spelling redundancy for the compromised ‘mullahs’! The path is clear
I wholeheartedly welcome the Supreme Court verdict to strike down #TripleTalaq calling it unconstitutional & illegal. This is historic!
1000 years of evil practise of #TripleTalaq ended by Supreme Courr by a stroke of pen. This is power of Indian democracy and rule of law
TripleTalaq is out. But worrying thing was, 2 of 5 judge bench at the top court of biggest democracy of the world still wanted it to stay
SC sets aside triple talaq by 3-2 majority verdict! #EndTripleTalaq
Verdict on #TripleTalaq bolsters gender justice and strengthens women, it is not a “nationalist” triumph over Muslims, please..
People have united on twitter and expressed their contentment.
Although, Supreme Court has put a stay on Triple Talaq and has given the time of 6 months to Parliament and government to bring a law to end this practise, but it’s a huge step in women’s welfare as well as in empowerment. With this decision, Muslim women will have their fundamental rights.
22 August 2017
Avni S. Singh