AIMPLB says #TripleTalaq part of Islam; SC squashes saying religious texts call it 'Sinful'
Source :News Bharati English   Date :17-May-2017

New Delhi, May 17: The daily case hearing on the issue of Triple Talaq is getting the heat day by day. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board is facing tougher questions by the SC and their advocates are giving illogical points while defending the most gruesome Triple Talaq which has devasted lives of thousands of Muslim women. 

While Muslim bodies asserted saying that ‘Triple Talaq’ is ‘Fundamental’ and ‘Part of religion’, SC squashed this saying that how the practice can be "fundamental" to Islam when the religious and scholarly texts themselves call it "worst" and "sinful".

The Supreme Court asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, AIMPLB, whether a woman can be given option to deny triple talaq at the time of execution of 'nikahnama' - the Islamic marriage contract.

During the hearing the five-judge bench, headed by Chief Justice J S Kehar aksed  if 'Qazis' can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage. On Tuesday, AIMPLB told SC that ‘Triple Talaq’ is a matter of faith being practiced by Muslims for the last 1,400 years and hence the question of constitutional morality and equity did not arise.

Earlier, on Monday, while hearing over Triple Talaq, the government promised the Supreme Court saying that it will come out with a new law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if Triple Talaq is upheld as invalid.

During the last hearing, the apex court had observed that triple talaq is the "worst" and "not a desirable" form of dissolution of marriage among the Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which called it "legal".  The apex court has fixed a six-day schedule for hearing, in which three days are available for those challenging triple talaq and three days for those defending it.