A petition started by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an Islamic organisation affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), calling for the abolition of triple talaq, has received signatures of more over a million Muslims from across India with women in majority.
Several women have filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking the quashing of the triple talaq practice.
While calling for the ban of triple talaq, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad recently termed it as a “pernicious social practice” that has been “banned or restricted” in many Islamic countries.
The Union Minister for Law and Justice said that in the affidavit filed on behalf of the Union government, it was underscored that triple talaq was an issue relating to women’s right to gender justice, dignity and equality.
The top court has been urged to spell out whether practice of ‘talaq-e-bidat’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy were compatible with India’s obligations under the international treaties and covenants to which it is a signatory.
देखिए तीन तलाक के मुद्दे पर Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) को वोट देनेवाली आतिया साबरी का क्या कहना है? Aaj Tak