A team of Muslim lawyers addressed a press conference on Saturday slamming the ways the triple talaq has been distorted by the Muslim community.
The decision came to the fore after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board defended triple talaq in the Supreme Court last month.
“The Quran says the idea of divorce spans over a period of three months, uttering ‘talaq’ once in a month, hence giving time for the couple to rethink on the decision. If for three months the decision stays put, then the couple is considered divorced,” said Advocate Shoaib Memon, adding, “The way teen (triple) talaq is been given nowadays is grossly unjust. This system has to stop immediately.”
Memon added that triple utterance is not supported by the Muslim holy book Quran. “People who misuse this system must be penalised. Criminal action should be taken against such offenders,” Memon said.
Feroze Mithiborwala, a secular activist, said women are on the losing side in these kind o divorces and the onus of improvement lies within the community. “Women want to, and in some places they are, speaking against triple talaq. In 90% of the divorce cases, it is the women who have been the victims,” he added.