Triple talaq unconstitutional: Govt.

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Lucknow [India], Feb.16 (ANI): The Centre on Thursday said the government opines triple talaq as unconstitutional, adding that they do not support such wrong practices. "More than 20 countries including Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Morocco, and Malaysia has already abolished the concept of Triple Talaq so India being a secular country can also do that," Union Minister for Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad told ANI. According to him, triple talaq is not related to any faith or religion. The Supreme Court today is likely to frame a series of issues from a legal perspective and clear aspects in the legislative domain on triple talaq and polygamy in Muslim community. The Supreme Court earlier in his hearing clarified that it would not get into the common civil code issue. The Supreme Court on February 14 termed 'triple talaq' as an issue of human rights, and said that it will not hear the petitions related to Uniform Civil Code along with it as it was a different matter altogether. The apex code also said that it would pass an order and dispose off the petitions on May 11, regarding the validity of triple talaq case. However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has defended the practice, saying it is better to divorce a woman than kill her. The rights bestowed by religion can't be questioned in a court of law, it said. (ANI)
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