Triple talaq makes Muslim women socially, financially vulnerable: Centre
The centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that triple talaq violated the rights of Muslim women. It violates their right to equality and right to dignity and hence must be declared unconstitutional. It is a patriarchal notion about women's role in society that impedes social democracy, the centre further submitted.
The submissions were made in the SC which is hearing a batch of petitions challenging the constitutional validity of triple talaq. The centre also said that triple talaq affects Muslim women, who constitute 8 per cent of the population. Triple talaq makes Muslim women socially and financially vulnerable.
Further the centre said that triple talaq is not protected by the fundamental right to practise religion guaranteed under Article 25 of the Constitution. Practises such as triple talaq and polygamy are not compatible with India's international obligations to achieve gender equality, the centre further submitted.