Coming down heavily on the practice of "triple talaq", the Allahabad High Court on Thursday held that this form of "instant divorce" is "cruel" and "most demeaning" which "impedes and drags India from becoming a nation".
The court observed that "divorce is permissible in Islam only in case of extreme emergency''.
Here's how people reacted to the verdict on Twitter:
SC declares #TripleTalaq is illegal...Best decision by SC👏👏Common civil code should be implemented....#india— Srinath Padmanabhan (@Srinath96) December 8, 2016
#TripleTalaq allahabad HC's decision is bold, progressive and defining...may it be the begining of the end of 'Sickularism' in India— Krishna Kumar (@krish0201) December 8, 2016
1 nation 1 law should be the way forward in #India.Those who want separate law should find a different country.Pls stop #TripleTalaq— Raghavendra Nagaraja (@raghavgnr) December 8, 2016
#TripleTalaq कठमुल्लों अब समझ आया या नहीं जबकि यह फैसला कठमुल्ली सरकार के राज्य से आया है तुम्हारे नियम संविधान से उपर नहीं हो सकते समझे।— Sakshi pandit (@sakshihindu) December 8, 2016
There were few who were apparently not happy with the decision.
#TripleTalaq No reform is allowed in Islam. It will remain same till the end of world.— Syed Mohsin Hyder (@Theknowabout) December 8, 2016