Triple Talaq: Muslim group take Supreme Courtroom problem in opposition to Indian legislation banning ‘Instantaneous divorce’

Triple Talaq: Muslim group take Supreme Court challenge against Indian law banning ‘Instant divorce’

A Muslim group has filed a plea in India’s Supreme Courtroom in a bid to strike down the so-called Triple Talaq legislation, which bans the follow of instantaneous divorce for males in Islam.

A Muslim man divorcing his spouse by merely saying ‘Talaq’ thrice was banned by the court docket in 2017 and the Muslim Girls (Safety of Rights on Marriage) Act made it unlawful when it was handed by parliament earlier this yr. 

Any man discovered responsible of utilizing the quickee separation methodology could be punished with as much as three years in jail and a high quality.

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However the legislation has outraged many Muslims, who strongly resisted it in parliament. Now the All India Muslim Private Regulation Board (AIMPLB) has taken the subsequent step by difficult the legislation’s constitutional validity within the Supreme Courtroom.

The group argues that the legislation offends 4 separate articles of the Indian structure and wrongfully interferes in Muslim Private Regulation.

Having struck down Triple Talaq simply over two years in the past, the court docket will now look at whether or not the legislation introduced in to ban it’s unconstitutional.

“If 20 Islamic international locations can ban Triple Talaq, why can’t India? Even Mohammad the Prophet mentioned that triple talaq is a sin,” India’s minister for authorized affairs, Ravi Shankar Prasad, mentioned when parliament voted on the act earlier this yr.

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