Amnesty hails verdict on triple talaq

Triple talaq is a discriminatory practice that violates women''s right to equality, and has devastated the lives of many Muslim women.

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New Delhi, Publish Date: Aug 23 2017 12:46AM | Updated Date: Aug 23 2017 12:46AM
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Amnesty International India on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict striking down the practice of triple talaq among Muslims as a step forward for womens rights in India.

After the apex court declared talaq-e-biddat unconstitutional, Asmita Basu at Amnesty India said: "We welcome the Supreme Court judgment. Triple talaq is a discriminatory practice that violates women's right to equality, and has devastated the lives of many Muslim women.

"The Supreme Court's bar on this regressive practice is a step forward for women's rights in India. We urge the government to repeal all religious family laws that violate women's right to equality, without exception."