SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging ‘triple talaq’

SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging ‘triple talaq’

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New Delhi, Sep 13 : The Supreme Court of Friday issued a notice to Centre on a new plea challenging the constitutional validity of law criminalising 'triple talaq'.

A bench comprising-- Justices NV Ramana, Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi-- took up the petition filed by Muslim Advocates Association from Tamil Nadu. The bench attached this petition with others on similar subject. The plea has challenged the constitutional validity of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 passed in Parliament in July.

The bill makes all declaration of talaq, including in written or electronic form, to be void (i e not enforceable in law) and illegal. It defines talaq as talaq-e-biddat or any other similar form of talaq pronounced by a Muslim man resulting in instant and irrevocable divorce.

Moreover, the Bill makes declaration of talaq a cognizable offence, attracting up to three years’ imprisonment with a fine. The other three petitions were filed by the Samastha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema, Sayyed Farooq and Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind. (UNI)