Supreme Court has granted four weeks time to Centre to file its reply on a batch of petitions on triple talaq and the plight of Muslim women.
A bench comprising Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justice DY Chandrachud gave time after additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta sought more time to respond.
On September 2, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the apex court that Sharia has granted husbands mode of triple talaq because they are better at controlling emotions.
They were responding to petitions
that asks the apex court to declare triple talaq unconstitutional.
Muslim women protesting the triple talaq system. Frontline
Further, they claimed the practice of polygamy is ‘necessary’ to curb ‘illicit sex’ and thus was meant to ‘protect women’.
“An unlawful mistress is more harmful for social fabric than a lawful second wife. Men have greater power of decision making. They are more likely to control emotions and not to take a hasty decision,” the AIMPLB said in its response. Recently, acclaimed lyricist-writer Javed Akhtar condemned All India Muslim Personal Law Board
(AIMPLB) for justifying triple talaq system.