Triple talaq: Know who the petitioners, respondents were
The Supreme Court today by a 3:2 majority struck down triple talaq. While the CJI and Justice Nazeer were in favour of the practise the other three judges observed that the practise was unconstitutional. The court held that triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary.
The multi-religion constitution bench comprises of Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices Kurian Joseph, RF Nariman, UU Lalit and Abdul Nazeer.
The bench had begun the hearing on May 11. Know who are involved in the case.
Who are petitioners?
The case has six petitioners: Muslim Women's Quest for equality, Khuran Sunnath Society, Shayara Bano, Aafreen Rehman, Gulshan Praveen, Ishrat Jahan, Atiya Sabri
Three lawyers are representing the petitioners: Advocate General of India Mukul Rohatgi and two more advocates Balaji Srinivasan and Mukesh Jain.
Who are respondents?
The case has three respondents: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), Jaimat Ulma Hind and Union of India
Lawyers representing Respondents: Advocates Mridula Ray Bhardwaj, Ejaz Maqbool, Wajeef Shafiq
Who is Amicus Curiae?
Former Union Minister Salman Khurshid is Amicus Curiae in the case.
Amicus curiae (literally, friend of the court ) is someone who is not a party to a case and is not solicited by a party, but who assists a court by offering information that bears on the case.