The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Union of India and sought its detailed response on Nikah Halala, polygamy and other related customs practiced among Muslims.
A bench, of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud, asked the Attorney General, top law officer representing the Centre, to assist the apex court in this matter.
It also referred the issues involving Nikah Halala and polygamy to a larger five-judge Constitution bench, which would hear the matter in detail.
Earlier, the Supreme Court constitution bench gave an order on instant triple talaq but did not take up Nikah Halala and polygamy issues.
Now, the constitution bench will hear on these issues as well. The apex court had already quashed instant triple talaq.
The apex court also issued notice to the Union Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Women and Child Development after hearing the four Public Interest Litigations by Samina, Mohsin, Nafisa and Bharatiya Janata Party leader Ashwini Upadhyay.