SC to examine Muslim personal law

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court will examine to what extent courts can look into Muslim personal laws 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 the lives of a large number of people and there were divergent views.

“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.

It directed the next hearing on September 6.

–IANS

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