Triple Talaq Verdict: Nikah Halala, Polygamy To Be Dealt Later


New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday clarifies to the centre that it will only deal with the issue of triple talaq at present due to lack of time. It said that it will keep the issues of nikah halala and polygamy pending for now. The Centre on Monday insisted deliberations on these two issues as well.

The five-judge bench headed by Justice Khehar was quoted, “It may not be possible to deal with all the three issues in the limited time we have. We will keep them pending for future”, as saying by PTI.

The observation came after Attorney General (AG) Mukul Rohatgi said, “The scope of referring had all the three issues that was divorce, nikah halala, polygamy. All these three issues are before this court by virtue of the reference order of the two- judge bench.”

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The bench, which began hearing a clutch of petitions on ‘instant triple talaq’ or talaq-e-bidat last week, observed on its first hearing that it will first determine if instant triple talaq is fundamental to Islam while stating that it will not dwell on polygamy and nikah halala.