Govt to oppose triple talaq in SC citing women's rights

New Delhi, Sep 17: The Centre will be opposing in the Supreme Court the triple talaq practice on the grounds of women's rights, terming it as "inalienable" and asserting that the issue should not be seen from the prism of uniform civil code, a highly placed government functionary said today.

The Law Ministry will file a consolidated reply on the issue in the apex court by the end of this month.

The issue is being deliberated upon at inter-ministerial level which includes ministries of Home, Finance and Women and Child Development apart from the Law ministry.

"We shouldn't approach it from (the prism of) uniform civil code. We need to talk in terms of rights of women. Our reply is going to be only on rights. A woman's rights are inalienable and according to the Constitution she has to have the same rights as men.

"Every court decision has slowly been taking us to these uniform rights. The practice of triple talaq doesn't exist even in Pakistan or Bangladesh. Only we have it," the senior functionary said.