SC to ex­am­ine if triple ta­laq vi­o­lates rights

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Soibam Rocky Singh rocky.singh@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Supreme Court de­cided on Wed­nes­day to ex­am­ine if Is­lamic laws gov­ern­ing mar­riage and in­her­i­tance vi­o­lated the fun­da­men­tal rights of women and take a call on how far it can in­ter­vene to mod­ify codes that are among In­dia’s most po­lit­i­cally sen­si­tive.

The top court said the va­lid­ity of con­tro­ver­sial Is­lamic prac­tices such as triple ta­laq, polygamy and al­leged gen­der bias in in­her­i­tance laws will be eval­u­ated on the touch­stone of con­sti­tu­tional prin­ci­ples and prece­dents.

“We have to hear all of them and take a call on to what ex­tent courts can in­ter­fere in Mus­lim per­sonal laws if courts find they are in vi­o­la­tion of the fun­da­men­tal rights,” a bench headed by Chief Jus­tice of In­dia TS Thakur said.

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