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Centre opposes triple talaq in SC

Centre opposes triple talaq in SC

The Centre has directly opposed the practice of triple talaq in the Supreme Court. It was argued that the practice is not an essential part of the religion. The government filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court regarding this issue. It said that providing gender equality and maintaining dignity of women are more important and non-negotiable. It said they are very important constitutional values and cannot be compromised.

The government further added that religious practices cannot trample on the rights of an individual woman regardless of the religion of the woman. Earlier, the Muslim law board claimed that triple talaq is a personal law which allows the practice in that religion and therefore it cannot be modified by the Centre.

The claim of the Muslim law board has now been countered. The Centre stated that the practices of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala cannot be considered as important part of religion and so they do not get any protection under fundamental right to religion.

The law commission has asked the public for a response on whether or not the practice of triple talaq be abolished and whether a uniform civil code should be optional. This is because the issue is a sensitive one.

The law panel has been facing a lot of debate from either side of issue. This is the reason they asked for public views on the subject in order to revise and reform family laws. The panel said that the aim here is to address social injustice rather than plurality of laws.

The commission released an appeal which said that their main objective in the whole case is to solve the discrimination against vulnerable groups and create a proper view for various cultural practices. It said that any particular class, group or community should not dominate the tone and tenor of family law reforms.

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