Supreme Court to examine Muslim personal law

Supreme Court to examine Muslim personal law

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New Delhi: The Supreme Court will examine to what extent courts can look into Muslim personal law, including triple talaq, if they violate the fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution.

An apex court bench of Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice A.M. Khanwilkar said on Wednesday that it was an important issue concerning a large number of people and there were divergent views on the issue.

"We have to hear all of them and take a call to what extent courts can interfere in the Muslim personal laws if courts find they are in violation of the fundamental rights," the bench said.

Describing the matter as serious and directing the next hearing on September 6, the court asked the parties to frame the issues.

The bench asked all the contesting parties, the central government included, to file their responses.

The court order came as it was told that the central govern...

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