Triple talaq

A monstrous wrong

Print edition : January 06, 2017

A rally organised by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board in support of the Muslim Personal Law in Kolkata in November. Photo: RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

Syed Ameer Ali. He and Syed Mahmood were erudite scholars in jurisprudence.

A rally by Muslim women against uniform civil code in Raichur, Karnataka, on November 2. Photo: SANTOSH SAGAR

Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He objected to the Privy Council's riding roughshod on Hindu and Muslim law, of which British judges had an imperfect understanding. Photo: THE HINDU ARCHIVES

Brida Karat. Her report on the AIDWA national convention of 1995 recorded that the convention criticised the Supreme Court judgment that had said that Hindu laws had been adequately reformed. Photo: V. Sudershan

There is no Quranic sanction for triple talaq at all. Muslims of India cannot avoid or evade the stark choice that faces them. Do they want their law to be based on the Quran and the hadith or on misinterpretations by British judges?

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