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A high court bench said this while hearing a case where a woman, Ramjanbi, sought dissolution of marriage after her husband married another woman, as per Sharia law.
Rawal Bapa married 140 women and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar married 27. Marriage for the Rajputs was about producing male heirs and consolidating state power.
As the Centre prepares to file its response on the matter in court, the community finds itself wading through several interpretations.
A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to list pleas.
TalkPoint: After triple talaq, court moves to nikah halala, polygamy – is India selectively targeting one community for reform?
Experts weigh in on the Supreme Court's decision to rule on the Muslim practices of polygamy and nikah halala so soon after triple talaq.