In a historic development, The Supreme Court, while announcing a major decision in the Triple Talaq cases on Tuesday, asked the central government to make a law in this matter. In the judgment, the Chief Justice banned three divorces for six months. Although the Supreme Court has not declared Triple Talaq as unconstitutional.
The Supreme Court asked the political parties to circumvent their differences and help the Center to make laws regarding the Triple Talaq.
The Supreme Court expressed the hope that the laws that the Center will make in the laws of Muslim organizations and Shariah law concerns will be taken into consideration.
The Supreme Court cited Triple Talaq in Islamic countries and asked why independent India could not escape it. The court said that if the law is not made in six months, the order of the top court will continue on three divorces.
The Muslim Personal Law Board has convened an emergency meeting to consider the court’s decision.
The Constitution Bench of five judges, headed by Chief Justice JS Kehar, reserved its decision on May 18 after a six-day hearing during the summer holidays.
During the hearing, the apex court had clarified that he would probably not consider the issue of polygamy and said that he will only consider the matter that Triple Talaq are part of the fundamental right of religion to be ‘enforced’ by Muslims. NO.
Apart from Chief Justice Kher, the bench comprises Justice Kurian Joseph, Justice RF Nariman, Justice UU Lalit and Justice S Abdul Nazir.
The bench had heard seven petitions, including the separate five petitions of Muslim women challenging the tradition of Triple Talaq. The petitioners claimed that the Triple Talaq tradition is unconstitutional.