Is Triple Talaq Fundamental To Religion? SC Begins 6-Day Hearing

News World India | 0
241
| } May 11 , 2017 , 11:28 IST
[caption id="attachment_236545" align="aligncenter" width="700"]Is Triple Talaq Fundamental To Religion? SC Begins 6-Day Hearing Is Triple Talaq Fundamental To Religion? SC Begins 6-Day Hearing[/caption] The Supreme Court on Thursday began a 6-day hearing on the controversial issue of triple talaq, which is considered to be a part of Islam and prescribed under Sharia law allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by repeating the word 'talaq' thrice. The apex court has announced a 6-day schedule for the hearing, with 3 days given to those challenging triple talaq and 3 days for those defending. ALSO READ: 5 SC Judges Of 5 Different Religions On Bench To Hear Pleas On Triple Talaq From Today The trial will focus on whether triple talaq is a fundamental part of religion or whether it goes against the fundamental rights of a person. Although the matter of polygamy was also expected to be discussed, the Supreme Court has stated that it would not be hearing the polygamy issue along with triple talaq. A 5-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J Khehar has been set up for the triple talaq issue and all 5 judges are from different religions, they are namely, Hindu, Muslim, Sikh, Christian and Parsi.