Will hear issues related to polygamy, ‘halala’ later: SC

Avatar Written by May 15, 2017 11:54

New Delhi, May 15: 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.

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A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar said, due to paucity of time, it will only be dealing with the issue of triple talaq.

The observation was made when Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, said that the issues of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ were also part of the order of a two-judge bench which had referred to the Constitutional bench the three issues, including the practice of triple talaq among Muslims.

The Centre’s assertion assumes significance in the backdrop of the remarks of the apex court that it will only deal with the issue of triple talaq that too if it was fundamental to Islam. The bench is hearing a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq among Muslims.

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