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Kerela-based Ulema Organization files PIL in Top Court against Triple Talaq Bill; seeks interim stay on newly enacted law

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The petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Triple Talaq Bill was filed in the Supreme Court on Friday. The petition was filed by Samatha Kerala Jamiathul Ulema, a Kerela-based organization of the Sunni-Muslim Scholars, sought court direction on the bill.

In the petition moved before the court, the Kerala-based organization also sought direction to put an interim stay on the Triple Talaq Bill. The petition further accused the government over its intension and said, ‘the intention behind the new law is not to abolish the practice but to punish the Muslim community’.

The plea claimed that if the intention is to provide justice to Muslim Women in an unhappy married life, then it cannot be achieved by putting an errant husband in jail for three years.

The petition further claimed that certain provisions in the Bill violate many articles of the Indian Constitution.

READ: PIL filed in Delhi High Court over Triple Talaq Bill; petitioner raises questions on Section 4, 7 of Act

Earlier on Thursday, a social activist and advocate Shahid Ali filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in Delhi High Court over the Triple Talaq Bill, which was passed by the Parliament early this week.

The plea filed by the Delhi-based activist in the Court sought to remove the Sections 4 and 7 of the Muslim Women Act, 2019 (Protection of rights of married women), most popularly known as Triple Talaq Bill.

The Delhi High Court is expected to take up the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) next week.

The Triple Talaq Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, this week, with many opposition MPs walked out while some were absent helping BJP to sail it through comfortably. The Bill sought to criminalize the instant ‘triple talaq’ and to protect the rights of the married women by prohibiting the practice.

President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday approved the Muslim Women Bill, popularly known as Triple Talaq Bill, a day after it was passed by the Upper House of the parliament, Rajya Sabha, on Tuesday.

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