Indian Court Continues Hearing Into Controversial Islamic Divorce Law

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The observation was made when Rohatgi, appearing for the Centre, said the issues of polygamy and "nikah halala" were also part of the order of a two-judge bench which had referred to the Constitutional bench the three issues, including the practice of triple talaq among Muslims.

The bench is hearing petitions from individuals and organisations challenging the constitutional validity of the instant triple talaq, with the Centre supporting them on the ground of Muslim women's rights.

During the last hearing in the case on Friday, the apex court had observed that Triple Talaq was the "worst" and "not a desirable" form of dissolution of marriage among Muslims.

To this, Justice Rohinton F Nariman said that marriages are inexplicably a part of the religion and that is why we had separate enactments for different religions to deal with such issues.

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"It will be dealt in future", the bench clarified when the AG asked the bench to clear if these are still open.

The court said there was "sufficient evidence" to issue notice to the Muslim man, who worked with the Coal India Ltd in Chhattisgarh, under the domestic violence act, saying "even depriving aggrieved person economically or financially amounts to domestic violence".

The Center, prior on May 11, told the zenith court that it contradicts the triple talaq practice and needs to battle for ladies correspondence and sexual orientation equity.

ALSO READ: Is Triple Talaq Fundamental To Religion? "The Islamic law is given to us by Allah and we do not want to change it. Women these days are well-versed with the Shariyat law and are not looking to modify, but ensure better protection against triple talaq", she said. "The question to answer in this case will be whether women of one religion can be denied the full play of Fundamental Rights under the Constitution. What may be permissible for society may not be constitutionally moral", he said.

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While hearing a few requests documented by Muslim ladies testing the act of triple talaq, the summit court watched that it would look at whether the issue is essential to religion or not. A-G submitted that talaq and polygamy have nothing to do with religion but the bench said marriage and divorce are "inextricably woven" with religion.

The Muslim law board, which is being represented by former union minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal has argued that it is not triple talaq that's at fault.

"Triple Talaq not a religious issue but related to social evils".

On the second day of the hearing last Friday, senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid, who is the amicus curiae in the matter, said before the apex court that the controversial Islamic divorce system can not be justified whatsoever.

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"When theocratic states are moving towards reform, then why is a secular country like India still practicing these things", he said, citing judgements of Kerala, Gauhati, Madras and Delhi High Courts which have said triple talaq was untenable in law.

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