Triple talaq is cruel: Allahabad High Court

Updated: Dec 09, 2016, 09:57 IST | Agencies

Observing that the judicial conscience is "disturbed", the Allahabad High Court has held that triple talaq is "cruel" and raised a question whether the Muslim Personal law could be amended to alleviate the sufferings of Muslim women


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Allahabad: Observing that the judicial conscience is "disturbed", the Allahabad High Court has held that triple talaq is "cruel" and raised a question whether the Muslim Personal law could be amended to alleviate the sufferings of Muslim women.

Coming down heavily on the practice, the court has held that this form of "instant divorce" is "most demeaning" which "impedes and drags India from becoming a nation".

"The question which disturbs the court is — should Muslim wives suffer this tyranny for all times? Should their personal law remain so cruel towards these unfortunate wives? Whether the personal law can be amended suitably to alleviate their sufferings? The judicial conscience is disturbed at this monstrosity", a single judge bench of Justice Suneet Kumar said in a judgement passed last month.

The government and the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board hailed the observations of the Allahabad HC but the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was dismissive, saying the Supreme Court will deliver the final verdict.

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