Bollywood actor Shabana Azmi opens up on Triple Talaq.
The legendary actor has welcomed the Supreme Court’s verdict on triple talaq and said the judgement is a victory for brave Muslim women in the country. Shabana Azmi turns on to her Tweeter handle and asserts”I welcome the Supreme Court judgement on instant Triple Talaq. It’s a victory for brave Muslim women who have waged a battle against it for years,”
Shabana Azmi, legendary actress has candidly spoken on the practice of Triple Talaq in India.
In a Twitter post, Shabana said that India is one among the only three countries in the world which allow the controversial practice of Triple Talaq in one go.
“Of 52 Muslim countries only Saudi Arabia,Kuwait n India practice Triple Talaq in one go Even Pakistan n Bangladesh dont allow it why shud we(sic)” posted Shabana on her Twitter account.
She tweeted on Tuesday “The fight against triple talaq has been waged by very brave Muslim women such as Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan members. They have brought the issue centre stage. So when, in 2016, Shayara Bano petitioned the Supreme Court to challenge the constitutionality of the practices of triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy, several women’s groups emerged from the community such as Awaaz-e-Niswaan, Sahiyar, Muslim Mahila Manch, Pehchan, Muhim, Parvaaz Sangathan, and, more recently, Bebaak Collective.
They joined forces and articulated a new radical politics, at one with progressive and feminist groups. It was a demonstration of the support system created by the women’s movement over the past three decades. The Supreme Courts judgement against instant triple talaq is a welcome measure .Triple talaq in one go does not have religious sanction and is patently unjust and anti-women. More than 20 Muslim countries have banned it and it has no place in a secular India concludes Shabana Azmi