The Supreme Court of India, presently headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, saw the coming of two historic verdicts in a span of just 3 days, ahead of the appointment of Justice Dipak Misra as the 45th Chief Justice of India.
Judiciary has proved that it is the custodian of the Rights and Duties. The democracy needs to up hold the sanctity of the Constitution and be prepared to hear what is right. Anything or event that violates the sovereignty and secularity of the nation shall not be tolerated at any cost.
The Triple Talaq Verdict, which came as a boon for millions of Muslim women in India, is such a big decision that even the world appreciates it. The tag – #TripleTalaq was the number one trending hashtag, worldwide on Twitter, for at least 6 hours on that particular day. This is evident in itself how eagerly this verdict was awaited.
- It has put an end to the malicious use of the word ‘Talaq’ for forcefully disowning a wife and abusing her with domestic violence.
- It was utter shameful for the country to misuse the law that was framed years ago, without knowing the depth of it and estranging their wives after the pronunciation of the word, ‘Talaq’ three times.
- Often the atrocities were performed in late night hours, where the ladies could not even seek help from anyone.
It is a verdict that supports women empowerment by declaring the practice of ‘Talaq, Talaq, Talaq” as unconstitutional. For the women citizens of India, the verdict safeguards their rights hereafter.
This was just the starting. The independent Judiciary had more in store for the people in India.
A huge verdict came in favor of the people, in the form of upholding the Right to Privacy as a Fundamental Right. This gave a huge blow to the Indian Government as the Aadhaar cards had bio-metrics linked with them.
- Earlier this month, the bench of Supreme Court heard pleas related to this issue for 6 days, when it scheduled the final decision on August 24, 2017.
- Intriguingly, the petition was filed by Justice KS Puttaswamy, a retired Karnataka High Court judge, as a step to fight against mandatory Aadhaar enrollment.
- The petitioner is being thanked by the people as it has but a full stop on the invasion of privacy by the collection of personal information such as fingerprints, retina prints, etc.
- The verdict prevents the use of confidential information of individuals without their permission.
- Also, India’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community (LGBT) are celebrating as the verdict had a special mention about sexual orientation forming a part of ‘Right To Privacy’, and discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation being classified as deeply offensive.
After such a packed sequence of events, we wish that the Babri-Masjid-Ram-Mandir Verdict, to be given by the Supreme Court bench presided over by Justice Dipak Misra when he joins the office as new Chief Justice of India, gives a blow to the years long dispute in the most peaceful manner.
Our hopes are high. Justice shall prevail.