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SC verdict on instant triple talaq a respite for Muslim women, says Congress

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Source: Indian Express

The Congress Party lauded Supreme Court’s verdict on Triple Talaq saying the judgement has given respite to the Muslim women. Congress leader, Ghulam Nabi Azad said that some people were misusing the Islamic practice to get the divorce.

“I welcome the verdict of Supreme Court. It is wrong and unIslamic to pronounce talaq thrice over the phone or write it down in the message and get a divorce. People were misusing this practice. This verdict has given respite to the Muslim women. There is a provision in Islam on Triple Talaq but it was being misused,” he said.

Another Congress leader, Brijesh Kalappa said decision that gives equal right to women is always welcome. “This is a very good decision. Everybody with the progressive idea will welcome this move. We welcome such decision which provides the equal right to women,” he said.

Earlier on Tuesday, the Supreme Court struck down the practice of instant Triple Talaq as ‘unconstitutional’ by 3:2 majorities. The five-judge constitution bench led by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Jagdish Singh Khehar was seemingly split on the legality of the practice.

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