Triple talaq row: Law commission unlikely to submit report before Supreme Court verdict

Sources at the Law Commission confirmed the Commission will not submit its report till the Supreme Court delivers its judgment on the constitutional validity of the practice.

In the run up to the hearing at the Supreme Court on the issue of triple talaq, sources at the Law Commission confirmed that the Commission will not submit its report or recommendation till the Supreme Court delivers its final judgment on the constitutional validity of the practice under the Muslim Personal Law.

Recently a delegation from the All India Muslim Personal Law Board also met the Law Commission Chairman Justice BS Chouhan to voice its concern on the issue.

Earlier last year, the Law Commission had floated a questionnaire around the Uniform Civil Code seeking to reform the various practices under Hindu, Muslim and Christian Personal Law. The Commission has sought response to the questionnaire and public opinion on various issues in personal law.

Voices from the minority community have repeatedly termed the move of the Law Commission as a tactical move by the Centre to infringe upon the minority rights. Religious leaders from Muslim and Christian community have opposed any move to bring in the Uniform Civil Code.

Other than triple talaq, the Law Commission had sought opinion on the Hindu Inheritance Laws concerning women, the waiting period of two years before one is granted divorce in Christian faith etc.

The Centre had opposed the practice of triple talaq in the Supreme Court and had told the top court that the right to equality for women cannot be compromised. The court will have a two-week long marathon hearing beginning May 11.

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