Supreme Court agrees to hear pleas against new triple talaq law, issues notice to Centre

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Supreme Court agrees to hear pleas against new triple talaq law, issues notice to Centre

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear pleas against Triple talaq act and has issued a notice to the Centre on the same.

The Supreme Court is seeking response from the Centre on petition challenging newly enacted law on triple talaq.

However, there will be no stay on Triple Talaq act for now.

A bench of justices NV Ramana and Ajay Rastogi issued notice the Centre on a batch of petitions which has sought to declare The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 as "unconstitutional" on grounds that it allegedly violates the provisions of the Constitution.

"We will examine this," the bench told senior advocate Salman Khurshid, who was appearing for one of the petitioners.

Khurshid told the bench that there were many dimensions, including making the practice a punishable offence and jail term of up to three years, which was required to be examined by the top court.

Earlier in August, the new legislation which makes the practice of instant divorce through 'triple talaq' among Muslims a punishable offence with 3-year imprisonment was challenged in the Supreme Court and the Delhi High Court.

In the high court, the petition said that the new legislation criminalising the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslims and making it a non-bailable offence punishable with three years of imprisonment, would shut down all room for compromise between the husband and wife.