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In a landmark ruling, Allahabad High Court terms Triple Talaq as “cruelty against Muslim women,” says no “Personal Law Board” is above Constitution

The judgement came during the hearing of two petitions filed by Hina and Umarbee, two residents of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh

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Allahabad, December 8, 2016: In a landmark ruling, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday termed Triple Talaq as “cruelty against Muslim women” and said no “Personal Law Board” was above the Constitution.

The judgement came during the hearing of two petitions filed by Hina and Umarbee, two residents of Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.

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The single bench of Justice Suneet Kumar also said that nowhere in the Holy Quran was divorce considered correct.

The court also dismissed the petitions for relief under the Triple Talaq norm, saying the issue was under the Supreme Court’s consideration.

The court observed that the Islamic law was being wrongly interpreted.

Triple Talaq is interpreted as the Islamic practice of divorcing a woman by uttering the word ‘talaq’ thrice. Most Muslim countries do not approve of it.

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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said the decision of the court was “not in line with the Shariyat” and that it will be challenged in a higher court.

Islamic scholar and AIMPLB member Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said the Indian Constitution gave full freedom to Muslims to follow their personal laws.

An earlier story quoted the high court as saying that Triple Talaq was unconstitutional.

The concept of Triple Talaq has come under attack from Muslim women activists.

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They say that Triple Talaq, Nikah Halala and polygamy violate women’s equality and dignity and need to be abolished.

According to them, the Constitution allows personal laws to uphold diversity and pluralism and does not sanction violations of principles of gender justice. (IANS)

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DJs Banned by Allahabad High Court for Violating Noise Rules

Allahabad High Court bans DJs for flouting noise rules

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Rajasthan High Court said the state government had imposed a ban on the use of plastic carry bags across the State in 2010 but this has not sufficiently worked on the ground. Pixabay

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday banned DJs all across Uttar Pradesh. If someone violates the order, he or she can be sentenced up to five years and may have to pay a hefty fine of Rs 1 lakh.

Announcing its verdict, the court has asked the state government to ensure that no noise pollution rules are violated in the state.

The decision was given by a bench of Justice P.K.S. Baghel and Justice Pankaj Bhatia on a public interest litigation filed by advocate Sushil Chandra Srivastava, an Allahabad resident.

The court said that violation of noise pollution laws were a violation of the fundamental rights of citizens, and directed all district magistrates to ensure compliance of the court order in their respective districts.

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he order is significant in view of the upcoming festive season that includes Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri. Pixabay

The order is significant in view of the upcoming festive season that includes Ganesh Chaturthi and Navratri.

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It may be recalled that the Yogi Adityanath government had recently given permission to DJs in the Kanwar Yatras. (IANS)