In which case was triple talaq banned?

In the Shayara Bano case (2017), the supreme court in a landmark 3-2 verdict, had struck down instant triple talaq. Shayara Bano, a 35-year-old woman, challenged the practice after getting divorced under the triple talaq custom. Three of the five judges on the Constitution Bench had called the practice un-Islamic and “arbitrary” and disagreed with the view that triple talaq was an integral part of religious practice.

The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019. According to the act, triple talaq (talaq-e-biddat) in any form, whether verbal or written or conveyed through electronic means viz: email or SMS/ Whatsapp is illegal and void.

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