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Lawyer writes to CJI seeking early hearing of pleas challenging polygamy, 'nikah halala'


Advocate Ashwini Upadhyay said the matter deserves to be heard at the earliest as the issue is of public importance, gender justice, gender equality and dignity of women.

According to the petitioner, a ban on polygamy has long been the need of the hour in the interest of public order and health.

An advocate has written to Chief Justice of India S A Bobde seeking early hearing of pleas challenging the practices of polygamy and 'nikah halala' among Muslims. A three-judge bench comprising the CJI and Justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant, on December 2, 2019, directed its registry ...


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