- "Congrats Woman emancipation," tweeted Rishi Kapoor
- "It's a victory for brave Muslim women," tweeted Shabana Azmi
- "Historic day for women's rights in our country," tweeted Dia Mirza
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Film Prem Rog commented on the widow remarriage,the Government nullifies a decadent old system of triple Talaq! Congrats Woman emancipation— Rishi Kapoor (@chintskap) August 22, 2017
I welcome the Supreme Court judgement on instant Triple Talaq. Its a victory 4 brave Muslim women who hve waged battle against it for years— Azmi Shabana (@AzmiShabana) August 22, 2017
The practice of triple talaq allows Muslim men to divorce their wives simply by saying the word 'talaq' thrice and has been widely criticised as a violation of fundamental rights. The Supreme Court today ruled against triple talaq, declaring it 'unconstitutional.' Three of the five Supreme Court judges delivering the verdict said "What is sinful under religion cannot be valid under law." Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government has backed the petition against triple talaq filed by five Muslim women, one of whom had been divorced over WhatsApp.