Congress welcomes Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq


New Delhi, 22 August(Wishav Warta): The Congress on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdictsetting aside the practice of divorce through ‘talaq-e-bidat’ among Muslims, saying it was an “affirmation of women rights” and would give them relief from discrimination. Chief Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the apex court quashed the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ or ‘talaq-e-bidat’, which by itself was “an aberration and adulteration” of ‘talaq’.

The top court has recognised the pristine form of religious practice in Islam that abhorred any exploitation, he said. Even the Muslim Personal Law Board had pleaded before the Supreme Court that the practice of ‘instant triple talaq’ was per se wrong, he said.

“This verdict is an affirmation of the rights of women and gives relief to them against being subjected to discrimination by a practice that had been perverted over the years. We welcome the acceptance of this reality by the court,” he said.




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