Triple talaq ordinance garners mixed response: Activists, Congress accuse BJP of treating issue like 'political football'
Under the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet, giving instant triple talaq is illegal and void, and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband. The decision has garnered a variety of responses from across the political spectrum.
Uniform Civil Code 'neither necessary, nor desirable' at this stage, says Law Commission in consultation paper
A uniform civil code is "neither necessary nor desirable" at this stage, the Law Commission said in a consultation paper on the last day of its term on Friday.
AIMPLB said it respects the triple talaq verdict, but considers the centre's submission about all other forms of their marriages as an attack on the personal law.
Supreme Court terms triple talaq 'illegal', 'unconstitutional': In 3:2 judgment, SC declares instant divorce 'invalid'
The Supreme Court has upheld the practice of triple talaq for six months, and has asked Union Government to bring legislation within the time-frame.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it would issue an advisory to 'Qazis' to tell bridegrooms that they will not resort to triple talaq to annul their marriage.
“At a time when most Muslim nations have abolished the practice of triple talaq, it is strange and ridiculous that India is still following the age-old system,” Naved Hamid, chairman of People’s Integration Council, told Firstpost.
A Muslim man has been absolved of charges of illegally confining and raping a minor from the same religion, whom he later married, by a Delhi court which cited the Mahomedan Law that allows a 15-year-old girl to marry against the wishes of her parents