Sibal who opposed banning triple talaq in court, hails SC verdict
After the Supreme Court ruled that triple talaq is unconstitutional, Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal, who represented an organisation that opposed the ban, hailed the SC verdict.
"We hail the judgement, it protects personal laws and at the same time deprecates the practice of triple talaq," Sibal told reporters.
Kapil Sibal, a Congress leader, who represented Muslim body and argued that instant talaq may be a sin, but that "setting the validity of customs and practices of a community is a slippery slope".
Kapil Sibal also says personal laws cannot be touched in future and it has upheld their validity for all religions including tribals.
Another senior Congress leader and Amicus Curiae in the case, Salman Khurshid, said that he believes the practice is not in keeping with Islam. Khurshid assisted the five judges who tested the constitutional validity of triple talaq.