SC reserves verdict on triple talaq

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its verdict on a batch of petitions challenging constitutional validity of the practice of triple talaq among Muslims.
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar heard the issue for six days during which various parties including the Centre, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board and various others made the submissions.
The bench had begun the hearing on May 11. The members of the bench are from different religious communities including Sikh, Christian, Parsi, Hindu and Muslim.
The bench had made it clear that it would examine whether the practice of triple talaq among Muslims is fundamental to their religion and had also said for the time being it will not deliberate upon the issue of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’.
It had also said that the issue of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ would be kept pending and will be dealt with later. (PTI)

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