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SC strikes down triple talaq, declares it illegal and unconstitutional

In a 3:2 verdict, the apex court held that the practice was against the basic tenets of Quran

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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The by a majority verdict today ruled that the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional".

The apex court by 3:2 verdict held that the triple talaq is against the basic tenets of Quran.

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, asking the government 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 Constitution.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 11:59 IST