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Triple talaq: Can women be given option of saying no, Supreme Court asks AIMPLB

Wednesday Is The Fifth Day Of The Hearing On A Clutch Of Petitions Challenging Triple Talaq, Polygamy And 'nikahhalala' Which Is Going On Before A Bench Comprising Members Of Different Religious Communities Including Sikh, Christian,Parsi, Hindu And Muslim

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Rahul Mishra | Updated on: 17 May 2017, 01:19:12 PM
Supreme Court on Triple talaq

New Delhi:

The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) whether a woman can be given an option of saying 'no' to triple talaq at the time of execution of 'nikahnama' (Islamic marriage contract). A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar further said if all 'Qazis' can be asked to include this condition at the time of marriage.

"Is it possible that Muslim women are given an option tosay 'no' to triple talaq at the time of execution ofnikahnama," asked the bench also comprising Justices KurianJoseph, R F Nariman, U U Lalit and Abdul Nazeer While seeking response from former Union Minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, representing AIMPLB, the bench said, "Don't infer anything from our side."

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Wednesday is the fifth day of the hearing on a clutch of petitions challenging triple talaq, polygamy and 'nikahhalala' which is going on before a bench comprising members of different religious communities including Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.

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On Tuesday, the law board had equated the issue of triple talaq with the belief that Lord Rama was born in Ayodhya, while claiming that these were matters of faith and couldn't be tested on grounds of constitutional morality. 

With PTI inputs

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First Published : 17 May 2017, 12:31:00 PM