• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

SC verdict on triple talaq is historic, says Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down instant triple talaq.

Read | Follow OneIndia's exhaustive coverage on triple talaq here:

    Triple Talaq verdict: PM Modi welcomes Supreme Court decision | Oneindia News

    SC triple talaq judgement is historic says Modi

    Modi tweeted,''Judgment of the Hon'ble SC on triple talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.''

    Earlier during his Independence Day speech, Modi said,"I pay my respects to those women who had to lead miserable lives due to Triple Talaq and then started a movement which created an environment in the whole nation against the practice,"

    [Recalling what Modi said about triple talaq in 2017]

    He further said,"I want to tell them that they will succeed as the whole country supports them in this significant step towards women's empowerment."

    The Supreme Court on Tuesday banned the practice of triple talaq, or instant divorce, practised by some in the Muslim community, saying it was unconstitutional. The court in a 3:2 verdict struck down talaq-e-biddat and directed the centre to come up with a law to govern Muslim marriages and divorces.

    Triple talaq is the practice under which a Muslim man can divorce his wife by simply uttering "talaq" three times. It is prevalent among India's Muslim community majority of whom follow the Hanafi Islamic school of law.

    OneIndia News

    For Daily Alerts
    Get Instant News Updates
    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more