SC asks Centre to respond within four weeks on triple talaq

New Delhi, Sep 5: The Supreme Court on Monday asked centre to file a response on the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters relating to divorce and maintenance, including triple talaq within four weeks.

The bench chaired by Chief Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud gave the time after the request of Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar.

The Solicitor General had sought time mentioning that the Centre had to file its response to a suo motu writ petition filed on the direction of the apex court on the issue of the right of Muslim women in matrimonial matters.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) had in its response defended both polygamy and triple talaq saying that courts have no jurisdiction to examine the issue as it relates to their religion based on the Quran and Sharia law.

Wefornews Bureau

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