Mumbaikars have welcomed the Supreme Court’s historic judgement to declare triple talaq unconstitutional. According to them, the verdict is progressive and will go a long way to provide justice to Muslim women in the country. The law was misused by men to verbally issue talaq to women thrice as they have to undergo severe hardships. With the advancement of technology, talaq can be issued through whatspp and skype too. Supreme Court has imposed a stay of six month on triple talaq and asked the centre to enact a new law. Triple talaq has been banned in more than 20 Muslim countries, including Pakistan and Bangladesh. Even the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board has hailed the top court’s judgement.
Priya Dutt, former Congress MP said, “This is a right decision and will grant equality to women. Today triple talaq is misused by men. Muslim clerics will definitely oppose it. Time has come to empower women as injustice is being meted out against them.
Sangeeta Thombre, BJP MLA said, “Muslim women had to face several socio-economic problems after they are served triple talaq. Often objections are being raised whenever a law if amended but this verdict will go a long way in empowering women. Few men are trying to take advantage of triple talaq to abandon their wives.”
Abdul Sattar, Congress MLA and ex-Cabinet Minister, Animal Husbandry, Maharashtra state said, “We have to abide by the verdict delivered by Supreme Court. A consensus must be arrived with Muslim clerics to pass a legislation for banning triple talaq. The centre should ensure that this law should be passed and it should not hurt the religious sentiments of any community. Political parties should have a dialogue with stakeholders to make necessary amendments in the law.”
Hasan Mushrif, NCP MLA and Former Maharashtra Labour Minister said, “The Supreme Court has delivered a landmark judgement as women have been suffering in silence all these years. The parliament will pass legislation and justice will be delivered to women. Things have changed today so we must remain in sync with modern times. The Sati practice was abolished thus if amendments are made in triple talaq then it is right.”
Koyel Tripathi, Singer and Music Director said, “This step should have been taken much earlier. Triple talaq has been banned in several Muslim countries across the world. A marriage must not end by saying talaq three times as women must be respected. Nobody should give a religious colour to this debate. I support the verdict delivered by Supreme Court declaring triple talaq as invalid.”
Smina Shaikh a Kandivali resident said, “I support the Supreme Court verdict quashing triple talaq. The judgement will definitely is a right step towards safeguarding women’s rights.”
Rehana Khan said, “Many women have heaved a sigh of relief after the Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq. The centre will frame a law to replace triple talaq within six months. Now justice will be delivered to women.”
Kainath Ansari said, “Nobody should try to interfere in the Muslim personal law. Triple talaq enabled women to get out of troubled marriage. In future they will have to make appearance before the court several times for filing divorce which is a time consuming process.”