The Supreme Court has given a historic verdict on the issue of “Teen Talaq” on Tuesday. The Supreme Court has said in its judgment that the divorce given by the means of “teen talaq” in the Muslim is ‘invalid’, ‘illegal’ and ‘unconstitutional’.
In this case the mention of former Union Minister Arif Mohammad Khan is necessary. 32 years ago, he raised a voice against “teen talaq”. In the Shah Bano case, where the Rajiv Gandhi government overturned the Supreme Court decision, Arif Mohammad Khan stood up with this decision. He also gave a speech against the Supreme Court judgment and against “teen talaq” which holds historical significance. Later, Arif had also resigned in protest of this move by the government.
Historical speech was given in Parliament
Arif Mohammad Khan delivered this speech in the Lok Sabha on August 23, 1985 in protest of a non-governmental bill presented by M. Banatwala. In the beginning of his speech, he mentioned the views of Maulana Azad, the country’s first education minister and knowledge of Islamic law. Arif Khan had said that we would be able to say that by raising the depressed people, we have followed Islamic principles and justice is done with them.
Historical reciprocity given for opposing three divorces
Arif Mohammed said that the matter of divorce three times is not as accurate. Arif Mohammed said, that the talk of divorce three times is not as true. The truth is that after a few years of Mohammad Sahib’s death, when three times a divorce was made valid, then the person who applied it was punished with 40 (hunters) kodas.
What was the shahbano case
Shahbano, a Muslim woman living in Indore, divorced her husband, Mohammed Khan in 1978. The mother of five children, Shah Bano, 62, fought a legal battle to get a living allowance and also won the case of paid allowance against her husband.
Despite winning the case, not got damages
Even after winning the case in the Supreme Court, Shah Bano could not get compensation from her husband. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board strongly opposed the Supreme Court’s decision in Shah Bano case. After this protest, in 1986, the government of Rajiv Gandhi passed the Muslim woman (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act, 1986. Under this act, the husband who divorced Shahbano was freed from the liability of alimony of alimony.