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Triple talaq: Govt trying to use judiciary as a shield, says NCP

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

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

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The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday claimed the Supreme Court's verdict on is a blow to the "plans" of the of "using the judiciary as a shield" on the issue.

The party also suggested that the could make a draft legislation and based on suggestions by parties, a law could be enacted on the issue.

The on Tuesday set aside the practice of divorce through among Muslims, saying the practice was void, illegal and unconstitutional.

"They (government) did not want to lose a section of their vote bank by taking a decision over this contentious issue. Thus, they were seeking an escape route using the judiciary as a shield. But, the has dealt a blow to their plans," spokesperson Nawab Malik said.

"The should make a draft legislation and circulate it among all parties. Based on the suggestions and objections received, a law can be enacted," Malik said.

The apex court held that the 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 constitution bench said in a 395-page order.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 17:09 IST