After SC invalidates ‘triple talaq’, Taslima Nasreen stakes claim for abolishing “1400 yrs old Quranic laws”

Reacting to the Supreme Court’s much-awaited verdict to rule ‘triple talaq’ as unconstitutional, renowned Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen today said that while the apex court judgement is a major move against the Muslim Law Board but it was “definitely not women’s freedom’. The author further staked claim for women education and demanded for the abolition of the ‘1400 years old’ Sharia laws.

Following the apex court verdict, Nasreen took to Twitter, to state, “Abolishing #TripleTalaq may be a slap to Muslim Law Board but it is definitely not women’s freedom. Women need to be educated & independent. Abolish misogynistic org Muslim Personal Law Board which is against Muslims’ human rights. Introduce uniform civil code based on equality.”

In the series of posts in the social networking platform, she also added, “Triple Talaq is not in the Quran’— is it the reason for it to go? There’re many injustices & inequalities in the Quran. Should they stay? All religious laws should be abolished for the sake of humanity. Religions including religious laws and rituals are anti-women. Period.”

After much speculations, the Supreme Court on Monday had invalidated the practice of ‘triple talaq’ among Muslims. The bench of five apex court judge, who started hearing the petitions of women in May, was headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar and includes Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Natiman, U U Lalit and S Abdul Nazeer. And while the judges, each of them belonging to different religious communities including Sikh Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim, ruled in favour of the women arguing that the practice was “unlawful and unconstitutional”.

By Priyam Mukhopadhyay

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