The Supreme Court has commenced hearing on a batch of pleas challenging the constitutional validity of 'triple talaq' and 'nikah halala' among Muslims. A five-judge Constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar, began hearing on seven petitions, including five separate writ petitions filed by Muslim women. The bench comprises four minority judges — CJI Khehar (Sikh), Justice Kurian Joseph (Christian), Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman (Parsi), Justice Abdul Nazeer (Muslim) and Justice UU Lalit.
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Supreme Court begins a historic hearing on the constitutional validity of triple talaq. (Representative image: Reuters)
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