SC agrees for urgent listing of pleas against ‘nikah-halala’, polygamy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to consider listing of a batch of petitions challenging the practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud considered the submissions of senior advocate V Shekhar that the petitions be listed before […]

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Supreme Court seeks Centre’s response on plea against polygamy and nikah halala.

The Supreme Court today agreed to examine the constitutional validity of the prevalent practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among the Muslims and sought responses from the Centre and the Law Commission. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its 2017 verdict, had kept […]

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Triple talaq arbitrary, violates right to equality: SC

The practice of triple talaq was “manifestly arbitrary” as the marital tie could be broken “whimsically” by a Muslim man and it must be held to be violative of fundamental right of equality, the Supreme Court today said. One of the two separate majority judgements, penned by Justice R F Nariman, said the provision of […]

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SC reserves verdict on triple talaq

The Supreme Court today reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq among Muslims. A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar heard the issue for six days during which various parties including the Centre, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, All India […]

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Triple talaq not integral to Islam, is intra-community tussle

Triple talaq is neither integral to Islam nor a “majority versus minority” issue but rather an “intra-community tussle” between Muslim men and deprived women, the Centre today told the Supreme Court. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, in his rebuttal to the arguments favouring the 1,400 year-old practice of triple talaq, made a strong pitch for judicial […]

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Will deal with only triple talaq due to paucity of time: SC

The Supreme Court today said it was keeping open for adjudication in the future the issues of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims as the Centre insisted deliberations on these aspects as well. The observation was made when Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, said the issues of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ […]

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Triple talaq is worst form of marriage dissolution, says SC

The Supreme Court today said the practice of triple talaq was the “worst” and “not desirable” form of dissolution of marriages among Muslims, even though there were schools of thought which termed it as “legal”. There are “school of thoughts (which) say that triple talaq is legal, but it is the worst and not desirable […]

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SC to hear pleas challenging triple talaq on May 11

The Supreme Court today fixed May 11 for commencement of hearing on pleas challenging the validity of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims. A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said the matter will be heard by a Constitution bench during the summer vacation. On March […]

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Constitution bench to decide petitions on triple talaq: SC

A five-judge constitution bench would be set up by the Supreme Court to hear and decide on a batch of petitions relating to the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar took on record three sets of issues framed by parties with regard […]

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