What are the actual implications of the Supreme Court hearing?
Because matters like marriage are largely personal and based on the willingness of an individual to carry forward a relationship, it is worth asking about the actual effect of the apex court's ruling, irrespective of which way it goes.
In an interview with Scroll, Faizan Mustafa, vice-chancellor of NALSAR University of Law, said, "Unconstitutional or not, most divorcees, out of fear of God, will accept the completion of divorce on the pronouncement of triple talaq."
Mustafa also said that the apex court ruling will not prevent clerics issuing certificates of divorce to a couple who divorced through triple talaq. "Clerics issue fatwas to those who seek their opinion. Such opinions do not have any legal sanctity. They will continue to issue fatwas as per their understanding of Muslim Personal Law," Mustafa said.