SC to hear plea seeking criminalisation of nikah halala, polygamy

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday, agreed to hear the plea filed by Nafisa Khan, on the criminalisation of Nikah Halala and polygamy.

The court will hear the plea on March 26.

Earlier on March 5, a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the apex court demanding to declare Nikah Halala and polygamy as ‘unconstitutional’.

The PIL, filed by lawyer Ashwini Upadhyay, also urged the apex court to declare both the practices as the violation of fundamental rights.

Further, the PIL also urged the top court to declare ‘Nikah Halala’ as rape under section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and declare polygamy an offence under the section of 494 of the IPC and also triple talaq, an offence under section 498 of the IPC. (ANI)