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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.
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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.