SC declares Triple talaq unconstitutional; Good verdict, bad law?

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposed the ruling, arguing that the court had no business interfering in religious practices of a community


The Supreme Court in August this year declared “triple talaq” — a form of divorce practised by Muslims in India allowing a man to end his marriage by uttering the word “talaq” thrice in written, oral or electronic mediums — unconstitutional.   In its judgment, the court noted that Muslim-majority nations such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan had also made triple talaq illegal and directed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre to introduce a law banning it.   While many Muslims, including women’s rights groups and ...