Triple talaq “cruel” and “most demeaning”, says Allahabad High Court
Allahabad, Dec 8 (PTI): Coming down heavily on the practice of “triple talaq”, the Allahabad High Court has held that this form of “instant divorce” is “cruel” and “most demeaning” which “impedes and drags India from becoming a nation”.
“Muslim law, as applied in India, has taken a course contrary to the spirit of what the Prophet or the Holy Quran laid down and the same misconception vitiates the law dealing with the wife’s right to divorce”, a single judge bench of Justice Suneet Kumar said in its judgement passed last month.
The court observed that “divorce is permissible in Islam only in case of extreme emergency. When all efforts for effecting a reconciliation have failed, the parties may proceed to a dissolution of marriage by Talaq or by Khola”.