Supreme Court declares triple talaq ‘illegal, invalid’


The Supreme Court of India on Tuesday announced its verdict on the issue of instant triple talaq on Tuesday, terming the practice as “void” and “illegal”.

In its judgment, the court struck down the practice, declaring it as “unconstitutional” via a split decision. The five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar reserved its judgment on May 18th, after six days of marathon hearing starting from May 11.

During the hearings, the court had clarified that it would only deliberate whether the practice of ‘triple talaq’ is part of an “enforceable” fundamental right to practice religion among Muslims and not on the practice of polygamy.

The bench, which includes Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and S Abdul Nazeer, while deliberating the issue, heard several pleas filed by Muslim women who had challenged the practice of instant triple talaq, where a man divorces his wife by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here