New Delhi: This will go down as a historical and one of the most important verdicts in the history of the Indian Judicial System. The Supreme Court is all set to pronoun its historic judgment on the controversial issue of whether the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslims is fundamental to the religion. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar had reserved its verdict on May 18 after a six-day marathon hearing during the summer vacation.
Chief Justice JS Khehar on Tuesday pronounced a verdict on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq (divorce) in the Muslim community. News24 brings you the LIVE updates of the hearing which finally leads to the apex court's most awaited verdict:
-Justice Nariman,Lalit and Kurien say Triple Talaq is unconstitutional, oppose view of Justice Nazir and CJI Khehar
-CJI J S Khehar said that Talaq-e-biddat is not in violation of articles 14,15,21 and 25 of the constitution
-CJI JS Khehar said Talaq-e-biddat is an integral part of Sunni community practiced since 1000 years
-SC has asked govt to bring legislation within 6 months. CJI Khehar said that all parties must decide keeping politics aside
-Supreme Court upholds TripleTalaq practice, asks Union Government to bring legislation
-Supreme Court won't interfere in Triple Talaq
-Injunction on Triple Talaq till legislation
-SC asks government to legislate
-5 Bench Judges all set to deliver the verdict
-SC begins hearing on Triple Talaq
-It is a big day, let us see what the judgement says: former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi
-The Verdict is awaited any moment now.
Here's the build-up to the case till now
May 18:SC reserves verdict on batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of triple talaq practice among Muslims.
May 17: C asks the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) whether a woman can be given an option of saying 'no' to triple talaq at the time of execution of nikahnama (Islamic marriage contract). A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar also said if all Qazis can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage.
May 16: AIMPLB says triple talaq is a 1,400-year-old practice, and constitutional morality and equity cannot arise when a matter of faith is concerned.
May 15: Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Supreme Court that the Centre will bring in a new law to regulate and marriage divorce among Muslims if the practice of triple talaq is declared unconstitutional. The SC also refused to hear all the three cases of Polygamy, Nikah and Halala at once, saying it will focus on ne matter at a time.
May 12: SC says the practice of triple talaq was the "worst" and "not desirable" form of dissolution of marriages among Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as "legal".
May 11: SC says it would determine if the Muslim practice of triple talaq is in line with the Constitution and fundamental to Islam. "We will only look at triple talaq and whether it is constitutional and not go into issues such as polygamy," a five-judge Constitution bench said.
May 3 : SC allows Salman Khurshid as amicus curiae in hearing of pleas challenging constitutional validity of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy.