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Center reiterates its stand against triple talaq; next hearing on May 15

Continuing with its fight against injustices resulting from triple talaq, the center reiterated its stand today in the Supreme Court. The government told the Supreme Court that it wants the triple talaq system to end, since it is an assault on women equality and gender justice. The next hearing is scheduled to be held on May 15. Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi will represent the government during the next hearing. Countering Rohatagi’s arguments, Counsel Kapil Sibal who represents All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), said that the issue of triple talaq comes under the Muslim board and hence it should not involve any interference from the court.

“The Central government makes rules but in my opinion the apex court should not interfere into it,” Sibal said. The case is being heard by a five-judge Constitutional Bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar. The court made the observation today that it would try to assess whether triple talaq is fundamental to religion or not. “We will deal with the issue as to whether triple talaq is sacramental and whether it can be enforced as a Fundamental Right,” the Bench said.

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