India Finally Bans Islamic Law That Let Men Instantly Divorce Their Wives

India Finally Bans Islamic Law That Let Men Instantly Divorce Their Wives

The law allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by uttering the word "talaq" three times.

Randeep Singh Surjewala, the Congress party's chief spokesperson, said: "The Supreme Court has set aside and quashed the practice of "instant triple talaq" or "talaq-e-bidat", which by itself was an aberration and adulteration of "talaq", thereby recognizing the pristine form of religious practice in Islam that abhors any exploitation".

They said it was "manifestly arbitrary" to allow a man to "break down (a) marriage whimsically and capriciously". Muslim women say they have been left in destitute by their respective husbands who divorced them through triple talaq, sometimes using Skype and WhatsApp. Chief Justice Khehar and Justice Naseer, in their separate judgment, are of the view that the practice of talaq-e-biddat, however unjust, can not be set aside on the violation of constitutional morality through a judicial order.

Besides writing to Modi, MRM members have also sought an appointment with the Prime Minister to discuss the proposal for the new law. The case in the Supreme Court and the arguments put forth increased awareness among Muslim women about their rights.

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He also differed with the Chief Justice that triple talaq as a personal law is integral to religious belief. "This applies not only to Muslim women but to all women belonging to Hindu and other religious communities". He said that Islam can not have any room to dictate to any person and the Quran says that killing an innocent person was like killing the entire humanity. "What is banned in theology can not be good in law", he observed. But it can unequivocally be said that they must have breathed a sigh of relief with the practice having been held contrary to the Indian Constitution. "Political parties should have a dialogue with stakeholders to make necessary amendments in the law". However, Muslim Indian women who wanted a divorce had to get permission from her husband or an Islamic official, such as a cleric. Supreme Court has imposed a stay of six month on triple talaq and asked the centre to enact a new law. The notion that Muslim existence would be jeopardised if some sections of the Sharia'h, relating to the treatment of women are abandoned, is spurious. The Court has also noted that the legislature missed the opportunity to address the question of gender inequality in the Shah Bano case.

The board had earlier accused Mr Modi of triggering an "internal war" in India with plans to introduce a common civil code for all religions. Ahsan and Hasan are revocable. Biddat is considered "sinful" but permissible in Islamic law.

The split judgment leaves one critical question still open to answer: Who is the most appropriate authority to ensure reforms in the Muslim Personal Law?

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