End of triple talaq near? SC Constitution Bench will start hearing now

New Delhi:  The countdown to the end of triple talaq may have started. From May 11, a five-judge Constitution Bench will start hearing petitions against the Islamic practice of triple talaq.   

Several Mulsim women have challenged the practice which allows Muslim men to divorce wives by just uttering the word talaq thrice

The Narendra Modi government has termed the practice as discriminatory and supported the call to end the practice calling it anti-women. The Muslim groups, however, termed government's stand as interference in personal laws of Muslims.

PM Modi is all for end of triple talaq, saying it is the duty of his government to ensure that  Muslim women are given their rights..