Allahabad, Dec 8: The Allahabad High Court today refused to comment on the legality of triple talaq. Agencies had earlier reported that the court had observed that triple talaq was unconstitutional. Justice Suneet Kaur however observed that Islamic laws on triple talaq don't give unbridled authority to a man.
The court also said that the law is often wrongly interpreted. The court added that the community's personal laws cannot supercede an individual's constitutional rights.
It is a popular fallacy that a Muslim man enjoys under the Islamic law an unbridled authority to liquidate a marriage. The Quran forbids a man to seek pretext for divorcing his wife so long as remains faithful and obedient to him, Justice Kaur observed.
The Supreme Court is seized off a matter relating to the same subject. The Centre had filed an affidavit saying it opposes the practise. The All India Muslim Law Personal Board however said that this practice must continue and the courts should not interfere with it.