PUNE: In a historic judgement, Supreme Court (SC) said on Tuesday that ‘triple talaq,’ the Muslim practice allowing men to instantly divorce their wives, is unconstitutional. The order comes in response to petitions by seven Muslim women, who had been divorced through triple talaq.
Pune-based Muslim Satyashodhak Mandal (MSM) welcomed Supreme Court’s judgement, but expressed that the verdict is only regarding oral divorce and no decision has been taken against polygamy and halala.
Sakal Times spoke to MSM President Shamsuddin Tamboli on this issue. While welcoming the decision, Tamboli said that Supreme Court has given the verdict only regarding oral divorce. He further added that right from the beginning, this limitation was expressed by the court.
“Actually, oral divorce is not the only problem of Muslim women, MSM demands that all issues related to talaq are solved through judicial system only,” said Tamboli.
MSM president Tamboli appealed the government to bring reform in Muslim Personal Law according to article 14 and 15 of the constitution because Muslim women should get equal rights and equal justice as these are their fundamental rights.