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Article, Paragraph, Essay on “Triple Talaq” article for Class 10, Class 12, Graduation Classes and descriptive examination

Finally, Supurd-e-Khak: Triple Talaq


No religion has ever promulgated the thought of woman suppression and humiliation. In fact, every religion regards them as equal and parralel to man in every aspect. It is human mind which has, from ages, manipulated religion according to its own benefits and requirements and disgraced woman by classifying them inferior to man.


However, when negative things go extreme, something or someone always comes to the fore and stops it. While pronouncing it’s verdict in Shah Bano case in 1985, Supreme Court of India upheld that a Muslim woman has right to receive alimony from his husband after divorce. The, then Congress government with supreme majority in Parliament, enacted a law under pressure of Muslims, which diluted the judgement of apex court and once again estranged Muslim women were deprived of their true rights.


But almost after more than three decades, the history was challenged in Supreme Court again. It seemed like history was going to repeat itself when a constitution bench of the apex court started hearing a case on Triple Talaq or talaq-e-biddat or instant divorce in simple terms, a method of divorce used by Muslims in India in the name of Muslim Personal Law. A practice where a husband can divorce his wife by just saying Talaq for three consecutive times on her face or in written form or even on telephone. After divorce estranged wife cannot ask for any reason or financial support from the husband. This gave Muslim men tremendous unequivocal power and they used this power unsparingly. Triple Talaq was started to be given on social media, even through electronic messages.


Supreme Court was to decide whether this form or instant divorce is constitutional or not. India as a nation wanted to get rid of this type of rigid tradition which had been continuously causing harassment to Muslim women since an indefinite time.


Amid all resentment among orthodox male dominated Muslim community, Supreme Court of India on 22 August 2017 deemed triple Talaq or talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional. This landmark verdict brought an end to a biased practice which has drastically destroyed many lives.


Subsequential to the verdict, there was an urgent need to implement the decision of apex court by enacting a law against Triple Talaq. Because, even though Supreme Court declared this practice as unconstitutional, there were several instances of instant divorce across the country. In the absence of a proper rule of law, police, too, was unable to act against it.


In a significant move Union Cabinet on 15 December 2017, approved a proposal to introduce the Muslim Women (protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, to make “Talaq-e-Biddat” or instant triple Talaq illegal and a punishable offence.


With the Cabinet approval this Bill will be introduced in Parliament and the government is hopeful that this will be passed in the winter session itself. Being an ordinary Bill, this will not require a special majority in the parliament, a simple majority will be enough to transform this Bill into an act. Although, some tough arguments will definitely be there in its passage.


One thing is undeniable that once this Bill will become a law, no more Muslim women will face such adversity in future. But for that this situation ought not to be seen through religious eyes and society should also come forward and act against this social evil without any prejudice. Only then all this toiling will produce desirous results. Because no society can progress without the active and equal participation of women and no country can become great where a woman isn’t treated respectfully.


In American author Sheri L. Dew’s words, ” Neither man nor woman is perfect or complete without other. Thus, no marriage or family, no ward or stake is likely to reach its full potential until husbands and wives, mothers and fathers, men and women work together in unity of purpose, respecting and relying upon each other’s strengths.”





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