22 August 2017 will remain one of the most important dates in Indian history as Supreme Court today has declared that the practice of triple talaq or instant divorce by uttering talaq (divorce) three times as illegal and sinful. The decision was taken by a Supreme Court bench of five senior-most judges, who are from major and different faiths – Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Sikhism, and Zoroastrianism.
Although two of the 5 judges were against demolishing the evil practice but with the majority vote of remaining 3 judges, the Supreme court declared it sinful, unworthy and illegal practice. This judgment has been taken in response to the petitions filed by 7 Muslim women who are the victims of Triple Talaq.
As soon as the news broke that the horrible practice has been legally demolished, the whole country started expressing happiness on various social media handle. We all know that twitter never leaves a single issue that needs to be discussed and when it’s a topic that is related to women empowerment, it couldn’t just hold back.