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SC refers triple talaq matter to five-judge Constitutional bench, hearing on May 11

The Constitution Bench Will Rule On The Constitutional Validity Of The Practice Of Triple Talaq, 'nikah Halala' And Polygamy Among Muslims. The Apex Court Is Sacrificing Its Summer Vacation To Rule On The Crucial Matter.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 30 Mar 2017, 03:59:58 PM
SC fixes May 11 for hearing pleas challenging validity of triple talaq

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the matter of triple talaq to a five-judge Constitution bench, the hearing will start from May 11. 

The constitution bench will rule on the constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims. The apex court is sacrificing its summer vacation to rule on the crucial matter. 

The top court indicated last month that it was strongly leaning toward a five-judge constitutional bench deciding on these issues, as they are to do with the interpretation of the India's founding document. 

Also Read: Muslim women affected by triple talaq practice voted for BJP in UP, says Prasad

The decision was taken in response to hearing a number of petitions against triple talaq demanding the ban on the practice. 

All India Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) has urged the Supreme Court not to meddle with its personal laws.

The Board defended the practice, saying it is better to divorce a woman than kill her. The Muslim body has claimed that any order against Triple Talaq would be an infringement on their right to follow and profess any religion.

Also Read: Over million Muslims sign petition to abolish divorce practice of 'triple talaq'

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First Published : 30 Mar 2017, 03:33:00 PM