Supreme Court of India, New Delhi

No. 118 of 2016

Judgment of 22.08.2017, Shayara Bano v. Union of India and Others, Unilateral declaration of divorce (talaq) practised since time immemorial (some 1,400 years) by Sunni Muslims belonging to the Hanafi school / Three simultaneous pronouncements like “talaq, talaq, talaq”, uttered by the husband, so-called practice of “talaq-e-biddat” – triple talaq, declared unconstitutional (3:2 majority)

37 HRLJ 366 (2017)