Triple talaq: Supreme Court concludes hearing, reserves judgment
Concluding the hearing in the triple talaq case, the Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its judgment. The apex court was hearing a batch of petitions(याचिकाओं) challenging the constitutional validity of the instant divorce practice. The court has been holding daily hearings in the case since May 11. On Wednesday, the five-judge constitutional bench hearing the matter asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) whether it was possible to include in the marriage contract a provision allowing the Muslim women to say no to the divorce practice. “Can it be made possible to give an option to a wife that she can say that she was agreeable (सहमत) to or not agreeable to it (triple talaq)? Is it possible to pass a resolution to all ‘qazis’ to include this condition (giving right to woman to say ‘no’ to triple talaq) in ‘nikahnama’? Give an option to wife to say ‘no’ to triple talaq,” the five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said.
Appearing for the AIMPLB, senior counsel Kapil Sibal he would check with his client and revert.