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Enact law against triple talaq, ban more than 2 children: VHP to govt

SC set aside practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims, calling it void, illegal

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Triple Talaq, Triple Talaq SC
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With Supreme declaring as unconstitutional, the on Tuesday said the should enact a against the practice and also bring a legislation to ban more than two

VHP's international working president Pravin Togadia Togadia said the should enact a against to ensure justice to and to the nation's payers.

A should also be drafted for banning more than two and ushering in the common civil code, he added in a statement.

The Supreme Court, by a majority verdict, today set aside the practice of through among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional.

The apex held that the triple talaq was against the basic tenets of Quran.

"In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of 'talaq-e-biddat' - triple talaq -- is set aside," a five-judge bench said in a 395-page order.

While Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq and asking the to come out with a law in this regard, Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held it as violative of the

The majority verdict said any practice, including triple talaq, which is against the tenets of Quran is unacceptable.

The three judges also said the practice of through triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary and violative of the and must be struck down.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 21:03 IST