Justice wins the day
The brave women who challenged this shameful practice finally taste success.
The Supreme Court made history this week, when, in a landmark verdict, it 'set aside' the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq, where Muslim men divorce their wives by simply uttering 'talaq, talaq, talaq' in quick succession. The apex court thus ended a source of injustice, with a 3:2 majority, which ruled that this form of talaq is "manifestly arbitrary" allowing marital ties to be "capriciously and whimsically" broken by a Muslim man. This also violated Article 14 of the Constitution which guarantees equal protection by law to both men and women. With no chance for reconciliation, many Muslim women had found themselves in pitiable conditions, with no recourse available in civil law.