“TRIPLE TALAQ PRACTISED FOR 1400 YEARS, HOW IS IT UNCONSTITUTIONAL?” : SAYS ALL INDIA MUSLIM PERSONAL LAW BOARD

The Supreme Court is hearing the triple talaq case. A five-judge Constitution bench of the Supreme Court is hearing the case, Supreme Court lawyer Kapil Sibal is arguing the case on behalf of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board.  Sibal, who is also amicus curiae in the case, told the court that ‘triple talaq is going on since 1400 years, how can you say it is unconstitutional?’  The court wanted to know from the AIMPLB what is the position of e- divorce given on WhatsApp in Islam?   Sibal tells the court that there is no question of Constitutional morality and equity in matters of faith.   The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that it will come out with a law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if triple talaq is held invalid and unconstitutional by the court.  Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told a five-judge Constitution Bench+ headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar “If the practice of instant divorce (triple talaq) is struck down by the court, then Centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community.” Rohatgi’s submission came when the court asked him what are the remedies for a Muslim man to come out of a marriage if such practices are struck down.  The Rediff.com : 16th. May,17

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