Muslim women hail govt move on Triple Talaq
A grouping of Muslim women on Sunday welcomed the government’s stand that Triple Talaq violated the issue of women’s equality and must go. “We ... whole-heartedly welcome the stand taken by the government in the Supreme Court,” 16 women activists said in a joint statement.
“We welcome the clear statement in the (government) affidavit that practices such as Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala and polygamy are violative of womens’ equality and dignity and therefore need to be abolished.” The statement said Triple Talaq took place in gross violation of Quranic injunctions and values of justice and equality enshrined in the Indian constitution.
“We further welcome the statement that gender equality is non-negotiable... There can be no progress without gender equality and justice. “We also welcome the stand that the fact that these practices are legally regulated in several Muslim countries indicates these are not essential practices in the Islamic religion,” the statement said.