SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims Current Affairs 

SC seeks Center’s response on plea challenging Polygamy, Nikah Halala among Muslims

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to examine the constitutional validity of polygamy and nikah halala amongst the Muslim community. The apex court also sought response from Union government and the Law Commission on the plea challenging the practices. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra considered the submission that an earlier five-judge constitution bench, in its 2017 verdict, had kept open the issue of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ while quashing instant triple talaq. A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y.…

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BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’ Current Affairs 

BJP leader filed PIL in Supreme Court to declare Nikah Halala as ‘rape’

New Delhi: BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay filed a fresh Public Interest Litigation (PIL) on Monday in the Supreme Court demanding to declare Nikah Halala as rape and polygamy an offence under IPC and declare them ‘unconstitutional’. Delhi based lawyer, has also urged the apex court to declare both the practices as violation of fundamental rights guaranteed to Muslim women under Articles 14 (right to equality), 15 (right to non-discrimination) and 21 (right to life and liberty) of the Constitution. Further, the PIL also urged the top court to declare…

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