The Supreme Court today asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, AIMPLB, whether a woman can be given option to deny triple talaq at the time of execution of ‘nikahnama’ – the Islamic marriage contract.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar also asked if ‘Qazis’ can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage.
Yesterday the AIMPLB had told the Apex Court that triple talaq is a matter of faith being practiced by Muslims for the last 1,400 years and hence the question of constitutional morality and equity did not arise.
It had also equated triple talaq with the Hindu belief that Lord Rama was born at Ayodhya. It was also asserted that the source of triple talaq can be found in Hadith.
Today is the fifth day of the hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging triple talaq, polygamy and ‘nikah halala’.