Triple talaq case: Amnesty India welcomes Supreme Court's verdict, urges govt to repeal all family laws

Amnesty International India on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as a step forward for women's rights in India.

IANS August 22, 2017 20:26:37 IST
Triple talaq case: Amnesty India welcomes Supreme Court's verdict, urges govt to repeal all family laws

New Delhi: Amnesty International India on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as a step forward for women's rights in India.

Triple talaq case Amnesty India welcomes Supreme Courts verdict urges govt to repeal all family laws

Representational image. Reuters

After the apex court declared talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional, Asmita Basu at Amnesty India said, "We welcome the Supreme Court judgment. Triple talaq is a discriminatory practice that violates women's right to equality, and has devastated the lives of many Muslim women.

"The Supreme Court's bar on this regressive practice is a step forward for women's rights in India. We urge the government to repeal all religious family laws that violate women's right to equality, without exception."

Updated Date:

also read

CLAT 2021: SC dismisses plea seeking to postpone law entrance test slated for 23 July
India

CLAT 2021: SC dismisses plea seeking to postpone law entrance test slated for 23 July

The apex court also uplifted the rule where the General Body of the Consortium of National Law Universities on 12 June had asked all students to get vaccinated before appearing for the exam

Plea in Supreme Court seeks to restrain Centre from implementing Sachar Committee report
India

Plea in Supreme Court seeks to restrain Centre from implementing Sachar Committee report

The petition claims that the appointment of the panel was made in violation of Article 77, which states that every executive action or order of the Central government has to be taken or issued in the name of the President, and hence unconstitutional and illegal

States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act: Centre tells SC
India

States responsible for implementation of 2015 judgement scrapping Section 66A of IT Act: Centre tells SC

The Centre said it has also requested them for submission of reports to the IT ministry on the number of cases booked under Section 66A of the IT Act, and directing them to withdraw any prosecution invoking 66A.