Adityanath welcomes triple talaq verdict, says further action will be taken

New Delhi [India]: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath termed the Supreme Court judgement on triple talaq as historic, progressive and a milestone for women empowerment.

Talking to the media here, Adityanath said, “We welcome the Supreme Court’s verdict. This is the start of justice for women who have been struggling for so many years. You cannot deprive anyone from justice for long. This verdict is historic, progressive and a milestone for women empowerment.”

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Adityanath added that soon further action will be taken in this regard.

The Supreme Court earlier in the day 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.

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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.


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