On May 2, 2022, just nine days after receiving the first “notice of pronouncement of talaq”, 34-year-old Benazir Heena, a journalist at Republic Bharat, filed a PIL in the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the practice of Talaq-e-Hasan. Subsequently, Heena received two more such notices. She received a document of the third and final notice of talaq attached to an email on June 20, 2022. While the Supreme Court is yet to give a verdict on the petition, Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul, the presiding judge on the case, expressed his reservation over the contention of the petitioner in an oral remark during the proceedings. He said, “Prima Facie this (Talaq-e-Hasan) is not so improper. Women also have an option. Khula is there. Prima facie I don’t agree with petitioners. I don’t want this to become an agenda for any other reason.” (Read More)
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