The Supreme Court after being swamped with multiple PILs against triple talaq, has now referred the issue to a constitutional bench. The hearing is likely to start from 11 May 2017.
The apex court had earlier made it clear that it is not debating the important issue of uniform civil code (UCC). However, the petitioners had told the apex court that the matter is a serious and sensitive issue and the court should hear it.
Several women have filed a petition before the Supreme Court seeking a ban on the triple talaq practice.
However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has defended the practice, saying it is better to divorce a woman than kill her. The rights bestowed by religion can't be questioned in a court of law, it said.
With inputs from ANI.
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