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Triple-talaq: Supreme Court refers matter to constitution bench, hearing to begin on May 11

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 30 March 2017, 15:59 IST


The Supreme Court on 30 March referred the triple talaq issue to the constitution bench.

The hearing in the case will begin on May 11. A five-member bench, constituted by the top court, will hear the matter.

All the parties are supposed to file their replies within two weeks on the matter in the top court.

The case relates to number of petitions filed in the apex court challenging the three rules related to wedding - Talaq-e-Bidat, Niqah Halala and a man's right to have four wives (polygamy).
The practice of reciting word 'talaq' three times by hushand to get a divorce has become controversial.

Stressing that the matter is an "issue of grave importance," Chief Justice of India Justice JS Khehar has said that Court is ready work during the summer vacation.

"I am ready to work, I worked during the last two vacations, I am ready to do that even now," said CJI Khehar.

He rejected Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi's plea to hear the case before the summer vacation.

First published: 30 March 2017, 15:59 IST
 
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