A five-judge constitution bench of the Supreme Court is all set to pronounce its verdict on the controversial Muslim divorce practice of 'triple talaq' on Tuesday, August 22.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has supported the fight to end the practice and has repeatedly hailed the women fighting the practice of 'triple talaq'. Entire country is with the female activists in their endeavour to get their rights, he has said.
"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," Modi was quoted saying in his Independence Day speech.
It had told the bench that it will come out with a law to regulate marriage and divorce among Muslims if ‘triple talaq’ is held invalid and unconstitutional by the apex court.
The government had termed all the three forms of divorce among the Muslim community - talaq-e-biddat, talaq hasan and talaq ahsan, as "unilateral" and "extra-judicial".
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It has said that all personal laws must be in conformity with the Constitution and rights of marriage, divorce, property and succession has to be treated in the same class and has to be in conformity with the Constitution.
The Centre had said "triple talaq' is neither integral to Islam, nor a "majority versus minority" issue but rather an "intra-community tussle" between Muslim men and deprived women.
(With PTI inputs)