5 judges, 5 faiths, 1 verdict

Five judges from five faiths delivered the instant triple talaq judgment

GN Bureau | August 22, 2017


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(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)
(Illustration: Ashish Asthana)

Five judges from five different faiths deliberated upon and decided that instant triple talaq is to be struck down for a period of six months and the government should bring a legislation over it.
 
The supreme court bench was headed by chief justice of India J S Khehar, who is a Sikh.
 
Justice Kurian Joseph is a Christian, while Justice R F Nariman is a Parsi. Justice U U Lalit is a Hindu while Justice Abdul Nazeer is a Muslim.
 
The majority verdict by Justices Kurien Joseph, Rohington Nariman and UU Lalit noted that triple talaq is violative of Article 14, the right to equality.
 
JS Khehar and justice Abdul Nazeer, however, observed that personal laws have the status of fundamental right under the constitution.
 

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