The Centre today submitted in the Supreme Court a list of issues for adjudication including the question whether fundamental right to practice and propagate one’s religion protected the practice of Triple Talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims.
The NDA government has, for the first time in India’s constitutional history, opposed in the top court such prevalent practices among Muslims on grounds like gender equality, secularism and binding international covenants.
A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar perused the four questions framed by the Centre and said they were “constitutional” ones which need to be dealt with by a five-judge bench.
The first issue was whether the practices of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy are protected under Article 25(1) of the Constitution.
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