Mumbai based Eighteen organisations who had appealed the Supreme Court against triple talaq summoned Tuesday’s Supreme Court verdict, which blow down the rule mentioning it unconstitutional.
They stated that the Supreme Court demand was a triumph for women’s rights. Since 40 years, they had been struggling for women rights, petitioners stated.
“I am glad that the top court has taken notice of Muslim women’s matter, and I am expecting that it will be lastly executed,” Hasina Khan, petitioner from Bebaak Collective stated.
When inquired whether she witnessed issues for saying against religious matters, she stated people often perplexed religion with personal laws.
“My privileges are diverse from my belief. Triple talaq is an inequality towards women of the community, it shouldn’t be experienced. Likewise, Hindu personal law is diverse from Hinduism, so is the matter with triple talaq and Islam,” she added.
The representative of All-India Shia Personal Law Board, Maulana Yasoob Abbas, stated there was no declaration of the idea of direct triple talaq in Quran. “The Prophet will be glad with the Supreme Court order and Muslim women will not have to live in a constant worry of their marriage being terminated,” said Abbas.
The requesters affirmed that they would ask for Members of Parliament to hastily pass a legislation prohibiting triple talaq.
“Our motive is to make sure that Articles 14,15 and 16 of the Constitution (which deal with equality and justice) supersedes Article 25 and 26 (freedom of religion), since socio-political scenario is a lot diverse than it was at the time of Shah Bano issue in 1985,” Firoze Mithiborwala, national co-convenor of Indian Muslims for Secular Democracy stated.
Various activists and community members were secured in their reply. Shabnam Hashmi, a social activist, was quite anxious about the participation of politicians. “A 2005 Supreme Court judgement called triple talaq as illogical. At present, whether there is a six-month gap ahead of Parliament passes the fresh law , it could unlock Pandora’s box,” Hashmi stated.