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SC refuses to entertain petitions challenging ordinance on Triple Talaq

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ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain petitions challenging the ordinance on Triple Talaq.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, refused to entertain petitions filed before the top court challenging the constitutional validity of the ordinance issued by the Centre, making Triple Talaq an offence.

On September 19, the ordinance or an executive order criminalising Triple Talaq was passed by the Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Triple Talaq or verbal divorce, is often practised by a section of the Muslim community in India to instantly divorce their wives by uttering the word 'Talaq' three times.

The practice has been decried by several Muslim and women organisations, over the years, calling it un-Islamic and anti-women.

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First Published: Fri, November 02 2018. 17:22 IST