Delhi HC to hear PIL on triple talaq issue on Friday

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New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Delhi High Court will hear on Friday a PIL for issuance of directions to the government that triple ‘talaq’ or polygamy should not be applicable to Hindu women married to Muslim men.

The Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by lawyer Vijay Kumar Shukla also sought directions for making registration of inter-caste marriages compulsory under the Special Marriage Act or Compulsory Registration of Marriage Act with a clause on imposition of penalty in case an inter-caste marriage is not registered.

Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra will hear the PIL.

The petitioner said that since the ‘nikahnaama’ (marriage contract) is written in Urdu, Hindu women fail to understand provisions related to triple ‘talaq’ or polygamy. The Muslim cleric should explain the provisions of the ‘nikahnaama’ pertaining to summary divorce and polygamy to the Hindu women in their mother tongue, said the plea.

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“Since there is no provision for registration of marriage under Muslim personal law, so directions for registration of marriages of Hindu women with Muslim men under the above-mentioned two laws is required to safeguard such women’s interest,” it added.



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