In this photograph taken on April 28, 2016, Muslim shoppers walk through a market in Bhopal. Only three words were scrawled on the letter from her husband and posted to her parent's home in central India, but they were enough to shatter Sadaf Mehmood's life. Using an ancient and controversial Islamic practice, Mehmood's husband wrote "talaq, talaq, talaq" or "I divorce you" three times in Arabic, instantly ending his marriage of five years. / AFP PHOTO / MONEY SHARMA / TO GO WITH INDIA-MARRIAGE-RELIGION-WOMEN-RIGHTS, FEATURE BY JALEES ANDRABI

The SC said triple talaq violates the fundamental rights+ of Muslim women as it irrevocably ends marriage without any chance of reconciliation.
Triple talaq , or verbal divorce, is practiced by some in the Muslim community to instantly divorce their wives by saying talaq three times.
Justices Rohinton Nariman, Uday Lalit and Joseph Kurien ruled that triple talaq is unconstitutional. Justice Joseph said what cannot be true in theology cannot be protected by law. He added that triple talaq is not recognised by Koran and hence it couldn’t be a practice to be protected under the right to religion.
Justice Abdul Nazeer and Chief Justice JS Khehar upheld the validity of triple talaq. CJI Khehar asked the government to bring legislation in six months to govern marriage and …
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