A plea, challenging the provision of the constitutional validity of an ordinance which makes the practice of instant triple talaq a punishable offence, was dismissed by apex court of India on Monday.
Instant ‘triple talaq’, also known as ‘talaq-e-biddat’, is an instant divorce whereby a Muslim man can legally divorce his wife by pronouncing ‘talaq’ three times in one go.
The ordinance making the practice of ‘triple talaq’ a punishable offence was issued for the third time in less than a year on February 21.
A Kerala based outfit had pushed a plea before the bench of Supreme Court, led by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, where the provision of the ordinance was challenged.
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But the apex court clearly stated that it will not like to interfere. The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance was first notified on September 19 last year, hours after the Union Cabinet had cleared it.