NEW DELHI: Terming Supreme Court verdict on triple talaq as historic, BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday said the decision has heralded a new era in lives of Muslim women.

“I welcome the historic decision of the Supreme Court. This verdict is not defeat or victory of anybody. Rather, it is victory of right of equality and fundamental rights of the Muslim women,” said Shah at a press conference here.

He said triple talaq doesn’t exist in several Muslim countries. “After declaring triple talaq unconstitutional, Supreme Court has given millions of Muslim women live with equality and dignity. I welcome the decision on behalf of all the women who were fighting for years for their rights,” Shah said.

Shah hailed the BJP government under Prime Minister Narendra Modi for putting up the case of Muslim women in right earnest in the court.

“A new era of self respect and equality has begun in lives of millions of Muslim women today. BJP welcomes the decision and sees it as a major step towards emergence of a new India,” said Shah.