The apex court, by a 3:2 majority judgment, held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as “unconstitutional”, “arbitrary” and “not part of Islam”.
The SC has banned the practice among Muslim community where a man could divorce his wife by saying the word “talaq” three times. As soon as the verdict was out, it became a trending topic on social media.
The order comes in response to petitions from seven Muslim women who had been divorced through triple talaq. More than 20 Muslim countries, including neighbouring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have banned the practice.
Many of them have been in support of the judgement. They hailed the Supreme Court for the for landmark judgement. Some Bollywood and television celebrities, too, took to Twitter and expressed their happiness. Check some of the tweets below by the B-Town celebs:
I welcome the Supreme Court judgement on instant Triple Talaq. Its a victory 4 brave Muslim women who hve waged battle against it for years
— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 22, 2017
कुछ फ़ैसले ना तो libtards के लिए होते है, ना पप्पुओ के लिए, ना भक्तों के लिए। #TripleTalaq का फ़ैसला महिलाओं के मानवाधिकार की जीत है।बस।??
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) August 22, 2017
Film Prem Rog commented on the widow remarriage,the Government nullifies a decadent old system of triple Talaq! Congrats Woman emancipation
— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 22, 2017
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) August 22, 2017
Since Supreme Court has declared #TripleTalaq “unconstitutional”, why does Parliament have to enact a new law to void it?
— KABIR BEDI (@iKabirBedi) August 22, 2017
— Manveer Gurjar (@imanveergurjar) August 22, 2017
— Gautam Rode (@gautam_rode) August 22, 2017
#TripleTalaq saga is illegal in India is a great verdict for all Muslim ladies as I feel they would not be treated like garbage now.
— PAAYAL ROHATGI (@Payal_Rohatgi) August 22, 2017
— Shruti Seth (@SethShruti) August 22, 2017
— SONA (@sonamohapatra) August 22, 2017