Mumbai: The Supreme Court ruling on triple talaq will start a new chapter in empowerment of Muslim women in India, say Bollywood celebrities who hailed the verdict on Tuesday.
The apex court, by a 3:2 majority judgment, held triple talaq being practised by the Muslim community as “unconstitutional”, “arbitrary” and “not part of Islam”.
Here’s what some Bollywood celebrities tweeted:
Anupam Kher: Some decisions are not for libtards, pappus or even Bhakts. The decision of triple talaq is for the win of women empowerment.
कुछ फ़ैसले ना तो libtards के लिए होते है, ना पप्पुओ के लिए, ना भक्तों के लिए। #TripleTalaq का फ़ैसला महिलाओं के मानवाधिकार की जीत है।बस।??
— Anupam Kher (@AnupamPkher) August 22, 2017
Madhur Bhandarkar: Welcome judgement by Supreme Court to declare triple talaq as unconstitutional. This will start a new chapter in empowerment of Muslim women.
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) August 22, 2017
Dia Mirza: A win for democracy! Historic day for women’s rights in our country. Equality, triple talaq, human rights, Supreme Court.
— Dia Mirza (@deespeak) August 22, 2017
Kabir Bedi: Since Supreme Court has declared triple talaq “unconstitutional”, why does Parliament have to enact a new law to void it.
Good to read that #TripleTalaq has been deemed unconstitutional. A victory for Muslim women and a another step towards equality.
— Luv S Sinha (@LuvSinha) August 22, 2017