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.
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.''
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.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2017
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,"
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.