Indian Supreme Court to decide on constitutionality of religious divorce, polygamy

30 June 2016
Photo credit: India Opines
Photo credit: India Opines
<p class="body">As Muslim women seek the Supreme Court’s intervention to end triple talaq and polygamy, the apex court on Wednesday chose to tread cautiously. It has called for an open-court debate on the highest judiciary’s authority to look into Islamic personal law and possibly subject it to the regime of fundamental rights under the Constitution.</p><p class="body">“This is a very important issue. It affects a very large section of the population,” Chief Justice of India T.S. Thakur observed while agreeing to hear all stakeholders equally in the matter.</p>
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