Would deal with only legal aspect of triple talaq: Supreme Court

The Centre had earlier opposed the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.

Published: 14th February 2017 03:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th February 2017 02:50 AM   |  A+A-

The bench made it clear to the parties concerned that it would not deal with the factual aspects of the particular case and would rather decide the legal issue. | File Image

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would decide issues pertaining to only legal aspects of the practice of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims and not with the question on whether divorce under Muslim law needs to be supervised by courts as it falls under the legislative domain and termed it an human rights issue.

The Bench, 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.

“You (lawyers for parties) sit together and finalise the issues to be deliberated upon by us. We are listing it day after tomorrow for deciding the issues,” said a Bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and justices N V Ramana and D Y Chandrachud. 

The Bench will take up the matter on February 16 to frame issues that would be considered by it during the hearing beginning from May 11.

The apex court said the question of whether divorce under Muslim Personal Law needs to be supervised by either courts or by a court-supervised institutional arbitration falls under the legislative domain.

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