Hailing the Supreme Court’s verdict on “triple talaq”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that it grants equality to Muslim women.
Calling the verdict “historic”, the prime minister hoped that the verdict will help in empowerment of women from the Muslim community.
“Judgment of the Hon'ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment,” PM Modi tweeted.
Judgment of the Hon'ble SC on Triple Talaq is historic. It grants equality to Muslim women and is a powerful measure for women empowerment.— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) August 22, 2017
During his Independence Day speech this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had extended his support to the Muslim women who had started movement against the practice of “triple talaq”.
"I pay my regards to the women who had to lead a pitiable life due to 'triple talaq' and have started a movement which has created an environment in the entire country against the practice," PM Modi said.
“I admire their courage. We are with them in their struggles,” he added.
In a historic judgment, the Supreme Court today declared the practice of “triple talaq” unconstitutional.
In a 3-2 majority judgement, a five-Judge bench comprising Chief Justice of India JS Khehar, Justices Kurian Joseph, Rohinton Fali Nariman, Uday Umesh Lalit and Abdul Nazeer held that ‘triple talaq’ violated Articles 14 and 15 of Constitution.
The SC bench also ruled that “triple talaq” was against the basic tenets of Islam.