CJI constitutes Constitution bench to hear Triple Talaq matter.
A Constitution bench of the Supreme Court comprising Chief Justice of India J S Khehar and Justices Kurian Joseph, R.F Nariman, U.U. Lalit and Abdul Nazeer will hear the petitions challenging practices like triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala from tomorrow.
A bench headed by chief justice J S Khehar had on March 30 2017 referred the petitions to a constitution bench and had said first the issues shall be framed before day-to-day hearings commence.
The bench had on February 16 asked all sides including aggrieved women petitioners, Centre, All India Muslim Personal Board and women rights bodies to submit written submissions by today on the issue of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala.
"It is such an important issue...we cannot rush through..it will take time..there are so many nuances to it and we have to consider each one of them" , the bench had said.
Taking ahead its hearing on batch of petitions, one of them taken suo motu by it on the contentious issue and recurring complaints of gender discrimination suffered by Muslim women arising out of several rules in its personal laws, the Supreme Court said it would decide issues pertaining to legal aspects of the practices of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims and would not deal with the question whether divorce under Muslim law needs to be supervised by courts as it falls under the legislative domain.
The bench had however, made it clear that it was not dealing with the issue of Uniform Civil Code (UCC), which is currently being examined by the Law Commission of India.