Triple Talaq, Muslim Women and Supreme Court

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 Landmark decision against Triple Talaq :

Supreme court verdict against Triple Talaq

They got married some 5years back, life seemed rosy. He used to work in Sharjah and earn handsome amount. For the first year he used to come back to India every quarter with gifts for his beautiful wife. But the destiny had a hard luck on her. She suffered miscarriage in her 3rd month the next year. The episode fell like a catastrophe on her and her life. And within the same month, her husband left her saying “Triple Talaq” [talaq – talaq-talaq], with no justifications. They were divorced in just one second by those words. He went back to Gulf the next day leaving her all alone in tears.

The clouds thundered and her eyes rolled consistent tears. No love, no support, no compensation, she stood strong and launched a petition and moved to the court.

Her husband had a single argument, that he has given Triple Talaq and that, it is as per Muslim religion! She was still fighting, conducting protests, until last day, when she won a landmark decision.

Life of Muslim women will be colourful ::Triple Talaq termed “Unconstitutional” 

A weird heartbroken incident in the modern world has been stinking the world so hard. And this is when, I clapped, smiled and embraced the women in me to acknowledge a “Proud” yesterday. Tuesday, 22nd August, when the Honourable Supreme Court of India moved a step ahead to block this malpractice of “Instant Divorce”[Triple Talaq] in muslim community.

What is Triple Talaq?

Until now, Muslim men could divorce their wife by just saying these three words -Talaq, Talaq and Talaq. These words in one go, could be either spoken or written or even communicated in a digital form. The worse, husbands divorced their wife typing Triple Talaq on Whats App or message and never returned back! It was perfectly legal if men did not cite the cause for this instant divorce. Indeed, that was a terrible tragic practise and demeaning Muslim law.

Yesterday, Supreme Court of India held it Void and unconstitutional. It was greeted with cheers all over.

For the women Rights:

That’s so true that this decades old practise, an edge to patriarchal Muslim society termed as religious had to make it go. After all, we need to have the Gender Equality now. Practises as Triple Talaq , Polygamy all under the name of religious sentiments had been degrading women’s right. It made a muslim women all the more vulnerable and as a puppet in the hands of her man. She had to live in consistent fear for the reason of being divorced in hardly a second. She had to agree to every term of her men, be right or wrong just to save herself from this instant divorce.

Every woman has the right to work, smile, decide and live the life she wants to and not just the way her man wants to. This decision has moved the muslim women above the fear and bitter threat to their life. She can now maintain her status, live life of her choice, raise the head high with dignity.

Indian women were burning with anger!

Several marches, protests, signature wars, ran to abolish these Gender Inequality issues from last few months. Every protest thundered “Womanhood” and promised to give Muslim women a life beyond fear. The efforts won over the heart of every women I know in India yesterday.

Honourable Supreme Court, I, a secular woman of India, salute your decision for taking step towards “Women Empowerment”.

This world is way above menfolk and a secular democracy is a way to live.Though many Muslim patriarchal and religious small groups may oppose the decision, I’m sure that parliament will pass on the bill. It was never a religious sentiment. Why shall God and Holy Quran preach Triple Talaq and ruin the lives of so many innocent women? I hear that thousands of cases are being registered against this practise by the suffering women. And so many just keep it in their hearts and continue to suffer and struggle through their lives, while the men remarry and enjoy their part. That is not called justice even in the books of God. This had be called off!

What lies ahead?

Yes, It is a landmark decision, but what about the women who have their cases filed and court trials running for Triple Talaq before yesterday? Now, is the turn to pass a complete bill and give such women a compensation they deserve to lead their life full of dignity. There has to be severe punishment norms for Men who have been faking women, her body, rights, money and her dedication. Rules are made for the benefit of a community and not to empower men and leave women in lurch.

I want to see the way modern India implements these amendments for the betterment of Muslim women. I wish to see some great norms being passed out to support a women in grief when her husband left her instantly.

This era is a Women’s era! I’m so proud to witness this change as we continue to grow and make a mark in this world.

[Requesting all my lovely readers to spread this word for the sake of Womanhood and her rights. Share your views and thoughts and spread it over social media as much as you can to help women lead a life of dignity. Thanks!]

Supreme court verdict against Triple Talaq

63 thoughts on “Triple Talaq, Muslim Women and Supreme Court

  1. This is super informative! I’m not very versed on Muslim practices, so Triple Talaq is a new concept to me but I’d definitely like to see it abolished from what I’ve read here!
    I really enjoyed getting some insight in to a different culture and religion – thanks for sharing, and good on you for spreading awareness.

    Christie’s Take on Life.  xx

    1. Thanks Christie, even I just knew a very basic that triple talaq can cause instant divorce in Muslims. Until last year when the furore rose and I researched all of this. It had to be curtailed!

  2. My goodness. I feel so sad for the women who have to go through this. It is true what you wrote: Not even in the book of God, is this seen as justice. I know that you read the Koran but even in the Holy Scriptures there is an account where God expresses anger at the men who divorced their wives on a whim – after having taken her best years. Just awful. Rest assured then, God does not agree with this type of behavior.

  3. Wow! Great move for India and for all Muslim women living there for the Supreme Court to ban this ridiculous rule. You are absolutely right, men hang this over their wive’s head as a threat: A marriage, a life together, property, children, etc can all be destroyed in 3 words – no reason needed.

    Sarah
    http://www.hitcontinue.eu

  4. Very well written. You know I seriously don’t understand why it takes so much time to decide upon such a idiotic tradition. I am glad that it has been made unconstitutional now.

  5. Thank you so much for shedding light and detailing what Triple Talaq is and how it impacted women. Up until now, I didn’t know about this practice, but your post inspired me to do more research and share to all of my friends and family.

  6. We all need to all unite to ensure everyone is treated equally no matter where they are. Every win is an important win which should be celebrated.

  7. Just curious, did Triple Talaq hold true for women too?? Like, if a woman says talaq 3 times , will the couple be divorced?

    I wonder what do people have in mind when they create such laws???!!!!

    I am an Indian myself and good to see it coming to end.

  8. That’s very unfortunate and sad, it’s not her fault to have a miscarriage and they can try having a baby again. Why do the husband decides a terrible thing and left the women nothing. Thankfully she got the courage to fight for her rights. Sadly, this happens in many parts of the world where women are still below men. We need to stand up for gender equality!

  9. Even as a modern muslim woman, i welcome this decision. If you go into the actual religion, you will find that there are multiple conditions for triple talaq and not just saying the three words. But unfortunately the patriachal society has made it so easy to make women miserable. This decision is welcome!

    1. Oh was it, it had many conditions earlier? but so sad that the society took it in such a simple way. Glad being a part of this culture you too are happy!

  10. What an eye opener to your culture. Thank you for sharing as I’m not well informed on the practices and beliefs of other cultures but I’m so glad that small changes towards the right direction are finally being implemented

  11. I have limited knowledge about Muslims. Thank you so much for detailing what Triple Talaq is and how it impacted women. It is such a great win. I’m hoping uniform civil code will follow pretty soon !

  12. I am so happy to read this. Women should be treated better, and not regarded as inferior to men. Kudos to the Supreme Court of India. Your decision to label the Triple Talaq rule as unconstitutional is very liberating for the women.

  13. Congratulations! Even if I am not a muslim, I am happy for all Indian ladies for this remarkable event. It is really a veru good and fair movement that this 3 Talaq has been considered unconstitutional.

  14. I knew about triple talaq as my biological mother is married to a Pakistani man – or at least was as they divorced by using this system. I am pleased that women are getting the respect that they deserve by this rule being overturned !

  15. I didn’t know such a thing existed. I am kinda shocked right now. I am happy about the decision the court made as a divorce should always be fair for both parts. Thank you for sharing this.

  16. I’m curious to know whether the concept of Triple Talaq was only practiced by Muslims in India or throughout the world? Glad to hear that India stepped forward and demolished this law!

  17. This is such a big win for the Muslim women.Though it is their culture,sometimes I cannot understand their rules and laws.Most of the time their rules give pressure to others….

  18. I really enjoyed reading this post, Jhilmil! I have heard how nasty Muslim men can be to their women, but I had no idea they were able to do things like “instant divorce” just by saying a few words.

  19. Wow, I learned something new today. Triple Talaq is one practice that does not have anything positive in it, no matter what angle you look at it. Its abolishment is perhaps one of the greatest advances that have happened in the Muslim world, especially because it concerns the advancement of women’s rights. Very informative and well-written.

  20. It’s a historic judgement and I am very happy that the whole Indian community irrespective or religion have welcomed the decision and supported the women who championed this cause

  21. This is horibble and so unfair. Glad this big change happened for women! Hope things will continue to improve.

    Gabi

  22. Holy Moly- I have goosies from reading this and I don’t get that very often. I am near tears. I am going through separation and it is one of the most painful things. I am SO SO SO proud of this victory for women in India!

    1. That’s really sad to know that you are undergoing separation, it seems to be the most difficult phase in life. Thanks for joining me in the race for a better womanhood.

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