Kolkata: Amidst the raging debate on triple talaq, a former judge of the Supreme Court, on Saturday, called for an immediate ban on the practice.
The statement comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi who, earlier in the day, sought equal rights for Muslim women, saying that he was confident that many from within the community will come forward to put an end to the practice.
[blurb]Justice Asok Kumar Ganguly, who had delivered judgements in some high-profile cases including the 2G spectrum scam, said the practice was an inhuman act, and against the rights of women.[/blurb]
âTriple talaq must be stopped immediately. How long will women be considered as a commodity in this society?â said Justice Ganguly, speaking at the Kolkata Press Club.
âI have full confidence in the constitutional accountability of the apex court. I hope, on May 11, SC serves justice to all those women who have suffered due to the triple talaq system,â he added.
[blurb]On May 10, Justice Ganguly, along with the members of Joint Movement Committee (JMC), is set assemble in Jantar Mantar in Delhi to intensify the movement against triple talaq and polygamy.[/blurb]
The secretary of Progitisil Muslim Samaj, Robiul Islam, who was also present with Justice Ganguly said they had collected signatures of women, including Muslim women, who wanted an end to triple talaq. âWe will send the list to President Pranab Mukherjee for his intervention in to the matter,â said Islam.
The apex court has set May 11-19 as the period during which hearings on the legality of triple talaq will be concluded.