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Triple Talaq: AIMPLB counsel to convene meeting on September 10 to decide future course of action

News Agencies | Updated on: 22 August 2017, 13:15 IST

After the majority verdict invalidated the Islamic practice of Triple Talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) counsel Zafaryab Jilani on Tuesday said that their legal committee will study the judgement and advise the executive of the Muslim law board accordingly.

Speaking to ANI here, Jilani said, "We respect the Supreme Court's verdict on the triple talaq. The AIMPLB's legal committee will study the entire judgement and advise the executive of the Muslim law board accordingly. We will also convene a meeting of the executive on September 10 at Bhopal to decide the future course of action."

Jilani further asserted that the government should not bring any legislation, "because that will again be against the fundamental rights."

Jilani also suggested to exclude the option of triple talaq as a clause in the marriage contract.

"We will try to carry on our reform throughout the community and to ensure that this practice of triple divorce in one sitting without any lawful justification may come to an end; at least reduced to the nominal extent," he added.

Earlier in the day, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of Triple Talaq as 'unconstitutional' by a 3:2 majority.

The five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) J.S. Khehar, deciding on the verdict, was seemingly split on the legality of the practice.

Justice Nariman, Justice Lalit and Justice Kurien opposed the view of Justice Nazir and Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and dubbed the practice of Triple Talaq as unconstitutional and unislamic.

The Supreme Court further asked the Union Government to formulate a new legislation within six months.

The apex court reportedly referred to the abolition of triple talaq in the Islamic countries and asked "why can't independent India get rid of it."

The decision came soon after the apex court resumed the hearing on the matter on Tuesday morning.

CJI Khehar, while pronouncing the judgement, however, upheld the practice and said, "Talaq-e-biddat is not violative of articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution."

The CJI, further using his power under Article 142, directed the Union of India to form a proper legislature regarding 'talaq-e-iddat.'

CJI Khehar said that all parties must decide keeping politics aside.

The constitution bench had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing.

-ANI

First published: 22 August 2017, 13:15 IST
 
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