Supreme Court on Triple Talaq

Timelines
Nikah halala petitioner attacked with acid; seeks protection from SC

14 Sep 2018

Nikah halala petitioner attacked with acid; seeks protection from SC

Supreme Court today agreed to hear on September 17 a plea filed by a petitioner in a nikah halala and triple talaq case, seeking protection after facing acid attack yesterday at Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

20 Dec 2017

Government to Parliament: Muslims not consulted on triple talaq bill

The government informed Parliament that Muslim organizations were not consulted for the draft bill that criminalized instant triple talaq.

Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill, three-year jail for violators

15 Dec 2017

Cabinet clears Triple Talaq Bill, three-year jail for violators

The Cabinet has cleared the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017, which makes triple talaq an offense.

Triple talaq ban: An end to a decades-long revolution

22 Aug 2017

Triple talaq ban: An end to a decades-long revolution

Thousands of activists and Muslim women erupted in joy as the SC banned triple talaq. A prominent face among them was Shayara Bano, who led the fight against the practice.

SC bars triple talaq till Centre forms laws

22 Aug 2017

SC bars triple talaq till Centre forms laws

Day 6- Will make triple talaq optional in nikahnama: AIMPLB

18 May 2017

Day 6- Will make triple talaq optional in nikahnama: AIMPLB

On the sixth and final day of the triple talaq hearing, the AIMPLB told SC it will issue advisories to qazis to give women the option of excluding the clause from their marriage contract.

Day 5- Centre says triple-talaq a gender, not community issue

18 May 2017

Day 5- Centre says triple-talaq a gender, not community issue

On Wednesday, while defending its stand for wanting to abolish triple talaq, the Centre told the Supreme Court that the practice was a tussle between Muslim men and women, and not between the majority and the minority communities.

Day 4- Triple Talaq a matter of faith: Kapil Sibal

16 May 2017

Day 4- Triple Talaq a matter of faith: Kapil Sibal

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) counsel Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that it could not hear the triple talaq case as it was a matter of faith and belief.

Day 3- New law if triple talaq struck down: Centre

15 May 2017

Day 3- New law if triple talaq struck down: Centre

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi informed the Supreme Court that if the court were to strike down the triple talaq, then "the Centre will bring a law to regulate marriage and divorce among the Muslim community".

Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty

12 May 2017

Triple Talaq hearing Day 2- Practice compared to death penalty

On the second day of the triple talaq hearing, CJI J.S. Khehar compared the practice to the death penalty - "abhorrent but still allowed".