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Vedanth sharma (Nil)     11 December 2020

Triple talaq

What is relevance of Shayara Bano case with reference to Triple talaq? How is it important?


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175B083 Mahesh P S   11 December 2020


In Shayara Bano v. Union of India, the validity and relevance of triple talaq rose into question. After being married for 15 years, In 2016 Shayara Bano was divorced by Rizwan Ahmed through the medium of Triple Talaq.

Shayara Bano filed a writ petition in the Supreme court against 3 practices under the ambit of Muslim Law.

  1. Triple talaq
  2. Nikah halala
  3. Polygamy


In order to comprehend this better, we need to understand the different types of divorces permitted under the purview of Muslim Law. These are



Talaq-E-Biddat is also called triple talaq enabled the husband to attain divorce by uttering the word “talaq” thrice. This form of talaq doesn’t give the parties any scope to arbitrate, settle or resolve their issues. 


In February 2017, a constitutional Bench of 5 judges was constituted to hear on the matter. These Judges were,

  1. Chief Justice Jagdish khehar
  2. Justice Abdul Nazeer
  3. Justice Kurian Joseph
  4. Justice Rohinton Nariman
  5. Justice U. Lalit


The petitioner here was Shayara Bano, the respondent was Rizwan Ahmed, later on more parties were added as respondents, these are:

  1. Union of India
  2. Ministry of Law and Justice 
  3. Ministry of Women and Child Development
  4. Ministry of Minority affairs
  5. National Commission for Women
  6. All India Muslim Personal Law Board


The All India Muslim Personal Law Board here stated that all these above mentioned practices were under the purview of Muslim Personal Law and was outside the Supreme Court’s Jurisdiction.


After receiving the statements of all parties the Supreme Court labelled two issues.

  1. Whether Instant Triple Talaq is an Essential Practice of Islam
  2. Whether the practice of Instant Triple Talaq is Violative of Fundamental Rights


In August  2017, The Bench stating that Triple talaq was inconsistent with Fundamental Rights guaranteed by the Constitution, declared the practice of instant triple talaq illegal and instructed the Centre to make laws accordingly.


The centre made passed a legislation pertaining to the same in July 2019.


Thank you.

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Dr J C Vashista (Advocate)     13 December 2020

Very well explained by Mr.Mahesh P S, I agree and appreciate his acumen.

What is your locus standi / concerned / problem qua present query Mr. Vedanth Sharma ?

Sudhir Kumar, Advocate (Advocate)     15 December 2020

no facts stated yet an essay provided by experts

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