As a monumental occasion in the history of India’s human rights claims, the triple talaq hearing will commence from today at the supreme court.
What makes the hearing even more special is the multi- faith bench that will make the final verdict. The five-judge constitution bench includes Chief Justice JS Khehar (Sikh), Justice Kurian Joseph (Christian), Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman (Parsi), Justice Abdul Nazeer (Muslim) and Justice UU Lalit.
It will be quite interesting to see the verdict of the supreme court, especially after the Allahabad high court already passed the verdict stating that the practice of triple talaq is unconstitutional and against the fundamental human rights of females.
It stated that every citizen of India, be it Muslim or otherwise, men or women have the fundamental rights under sections 14,15 and 21 under the constitution.
However, while the whole case is built around providing protection and respect for the Muslim Women, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board submitted a list of pleas contesting the rights of the court to pass a verdict on the matters of personal laws.
AIMLB has also written that “Muslims were satisfied with Islamic law and it did not want any change.” The hearing will be a turning point not only for the Muslim Women but for all of India alike.