Triple Talaq ordinance challenged in Supreme Court by religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars, after Bombay HC being challenged in Bombay High Court.
The petition challenges the validity of the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, 2018 which seeks to criminalize the practice of Triple Talaq.
The Samastha Kerala Jam’eyyath ul-Ulama, a religious organisation of Sunni Muslim scholars and clerics has filed a petition. In its plea, the Kerala-based religious outfit challenged the constitutionality of the ordinance and called the ordinance is arbitrary.
On September 19, BJP-led Prime Minister Narendra Modi cabinet approved an ordinance to ban Triple Talaq.
The bill to criminalise Triple Talaq, Talaq-e-biddat was passed by the Lok Sabha in the winter session of the parliament but it failed to pass the Rajya Sabha test as the opposition parties argued that it was drafted "shoddily" and must be sent to a Select Committee for close scrutiny.
In August, the government approved three amendments to the 'Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill'. However, the government failed to pass the bill through both houses of the Parliament.