The Central Government requested the Supreme Court on Thursday to widen the scope of scrutiny of constitutional validity of triple talaq as a mode of divorce among Muslims to include examining the legality of the practice of polygamy.
A bench of Chief Justice J.S.Khehar and Justices N.V.Ramana and D.Y. Chandrachud was sorting out the finger points and procedure for commencing final hearing on triple talaq from May 11 when advocate Madhavi Divan handed over four question framed by the Centre for the courts’s consideration.
The Chief Justice of India said, “This is a great opportunity to decide this issue (validity of triple talaq). It is such an important issue that we cannot keep on deferring it. If we do not avail of this opportunity to finish deciding this issue now. It can never be decided.