The Supreme Court on Thursday fixed May 11, 2017 for hearing pleas challenging validity of triple talaq. The SC further said that a Constitution Bench will hear the matter. Earlier, the SC said it had to examine if personal law practices like the triple talaq were the "fundamental traits" of the minority religion.
While the All India Muslim Personal Law Board had also argued that the Supreme Court had no jurisdiction to strike down any provisions of personal law, organisations and Muslim women from various walks of life across the country urged the court to strike down triple talaq and polygamy as "un-Islamic".
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