New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) The Muslim women who challenged the practice of triple talaq which was struck down on Tuesday by the Supreme Court expressed joy, with one saying that this was a "great day" for them.
Shayara Bano was the first petitioner in the case that led the apex court to declare the centuries-old practice of instant triple talaq among Muslims as unconstitutional, manifestly arbitrary and void in law.
"I feel happy for Muslim women. It's a great day for them," Bano told Doordarshan news.
Another petitioner, Atiya Sabri, was married in 2012 and then divorced, has two daughters aged four and three.
"I was beaten and thrown out of the house. There were attempts to poison me," she said, recalling how she was given instantly divorce.
"I had to fight for myself... I had to fight for my daughters. I didn't withdraw despite all the struggles. We have now won the fight," she added.
Another petitioner, Farah Faiz, hailed the decision. "Now Mullahs won't be able to say there is any injustice against Muslims."