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New Delhi: The Supreme Court said Monday it will hear after the winter break the supplications testing practices of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims.

The issue was referenced before a seat including Chief Justice SA Bobde and Justices BR Gavai and Surya Kant which said the issue can’t be heard quickly and will be recorded on reviving of the peak court after winter break in January 2020.

The supplication was referenced by promoter and BJP legislator Ashwini Upadhyay, who has looked for a heading to proclaim polygamy and ‘nikah halala’ among Muslims as unlawful and illicit.

The peak court in July 2018 had considered the request and it alluded the issue to a Constitution seat which has been as of now solicited to hear a bunch from comparable petitions.

The zenith court had given notice to the Center on the request documented by one Farjana and labeled Upadhyay’s supplication alongside a group of petitions to be heard by the constitution seat.

“Applicant is documenting this appeal under Article 32 of the Constitution looking for a writ, request or bearing in the idea of mandamus to announce polygamy and nikah halala, rehearsed in Muslim people group, illicit and illegal for being violative of Articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution,” the supplication said.

The appeal by the legal counselor further looked for a revelation that extra-legal talaq is a savagery under Section 498A of the IPC, nikah halala is an offense under Section 375 of the IPC, and polygamy is an offense under Section 494 of the IPC, 1860.

While polygamy enables a Muslim man to have four spouses, ‘nikah halala’ is a procedure where a Muslim lady, who needs to re-wed her better half after separation, needs to initially wed someone else and get a separation from the second individual in the wake of culminating the marriage.

The supplications were alluded to a bigger seat by the Supreme Court after a prior five-judge Constitution seat, in its 2017 decision, had kept open the issue of polygamy and ‘nikah halala’, while suppress the act of ‘triple talaq’.

The seat had likewise given notification to the Law and Justice Ministry, the Minority Affairs Ministry and the National Commission of Women (NCW) around then.

A few petitions have additionally tested the acts of ‘Nikah Mutah’ and ‘Nikah Misyar’ – two sorts of brief relationships where term of the relationship is determined and settled upon ahead of time.

In one of the petitions, one Sameena Begum has said that by righteousness of Muslim Personal Law and Section 494 of the Indian Penal Code (wedding again during lifetime of spouse or wife) was rendered inapplicable to Muslims and no wedded lady from the network has the road of documenting a grumbling against her significant other for the offense of plural marriage.

 

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