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Judgment: Supreme Court Sets Aside 'Talaq-e-Biddat' by a Majority of 3:2

Supreme Court of India, New Delhi. August 09, 2013. File photo: Shanker Chakravarty | Photo Credit: Shanker Chakravarty

The Supreme Court of India, on August 22, 2017, set aside the practice of Talaq-e-Biddat (triple talaq).
An excerpt from the Judgment read:
"A perusal of the consideration recorded by us reveals, that the practice of ‘talaq-e-biddat’ has been done away with, by way of legislation in a large number of egalitarian States, with sizeable Muslim population and even by theocratic Islamic States. Even the AIMPLB, the main contestant of the petitioners’ prayers, whilst accepting the position canvassed on behalf of the petitioners, assumed the position, that it was not within the realm of judicial discretion, to set aside a matter of faith and religion. "
The 395-page judgment can be accessed here:
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