SC refuses to entertain fresh plea against triple talaq and polygamy

Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy practices among Muslims, saying the issue is already pending consideration.

The court, however, said the verdict rendered in pending petition will govern the outcome of the present plea as well.

“We are of the view that the issues agitated in the instant petition are already pending consideration before this court.

“It is, therefore, not necessary for us to entertain another writ petition on the same cause, which is already before this Court,” a bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and D Y Chandrachud said.

While disposing of the plea filed by one Gurudas Mitra, the bench said, “It is needless to mention that the determination rendered in the pending petitions will govern the outcome of the present petition as well.”

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