In concluding remarks, senior advocate Kapil Sibal for AIMPLB compared Muslim community to “ small birds on which the Golden Eagle preys” and said the “community's nests must have the protection of the Supreme Court”. Sibal said “it is that faith with which the community is today before the court seeking protection of its personal law customs and practices”. Sibal said “Muslim community has faith in Supreme Court for last 67 years is fundamental and it is this faith that makes the country vibrant”.
Responding to arguments of AIMPLB and all others who supported triple talaq, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi for Centre in his rebuttal said the issue the way it being portrayed is not of majority vs minority but of men vs women.
Rohatgi said, "Centre is ready to take a leap forward and bring in legislation. This matter is not a majority v minority. It's a tussle within the religion for rights of women".
"It's not 1400 years of custom but 1400 years of deprivation," he said while referring to AIMPLB counsel Sibal's statement yesterday that how can a 1400-year-old practice be branded unconstitutional.
Rohatgi asked Islam continues to thrive in Islamic countries who banished instant triple talaq. So is the practice integral to religion? “Ours is a secular Constitution. Fresh from horrors of Partition, our fathers kept core of all religions but subject to fundamental rights.
When the AG said the country had got rid of all objectionable practices like Sati, infanticide, Devadasi which were among the Hindus, CJI Khehar reminded hhim that courts did not do it but they were done through legislation