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Film industry applauds Supreme Court for triple talaaq judgment

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, abolished the practice of divorce in Muslim families through triple talaaq as 'unconstitutional'.

Anupam Kher, Shabana Azmi, Madhur Bhandarkar. Photos: Shutterbugs Images

Shriram Iyengar

The Supreme Court of India finally abolished the practice of 'divorce through the utterance of 'talaaq' thrice among Muslims in the country. The judgment has been hailed as one that protects the rights of women. Even the film industry stepped up to praise the judgment on Twitter.

Passing a judgment abolishing the practice, the five-member bench of the Supreme Court passed the judgment saying 'In view of the different opinions recorded by a majority of 3:2, the practice of 'talaq-e-biddat' – triple talaq is set aside.'

Actress Shabana Azmi called it a 'victory for brave Muslim women'. Speaking to IANS news agency, the actress and social activist tweeted: '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.'

Actor Anupam Kher also took to Twitter to praise the judgment, but called for people to set aside their political judgements.

Director Madhur Bhandarkar called it a 'welcome' judgment and said 'it will start a new chapter in empowerment of Muslim women'

Actor Kabir Bedi, an occassional tweeter, also praised the judgment of the Supreme Court of India through his Twitter account.

Actress Swara Bhaskar, known for championing the cause of women on Twitter, asked if the Supreme Court should now turn its attention to more progressive judgments on 'marital rape, and Section 377'.

Director Anubhav Sinha had a more active reaction for those who would still try to take on the judgment.

With support pouring in from the film industry, it looks like the Supreme Court of India might have found new fans in this group.