Muslim woman challenges triple talaaq, halala, polygamy: SC seeks Modi govt response

New Delhi: A Muslim woman asked the Supreme Court to declare tripple talaaq, nikah halala and polygamy as illegal.

According to a India Today report, Shayara Banu in her petition alleged that her husband illegally divorced her after frequently subjecting her to cruelty. “The divorce was given by following the triple-talaq procedure,” she told.

The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response of the Centre as the petition was filled challenging the triple talaq provision in the Muslim personal law for grant of divorce.

A Bench of Justices Anil R Dave and AK Goel issued notice after hearing senior counsel Amit Singh and counsel Balaji Srinivasan questioning the legality of the provision.