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Karnataka High Court | Commons

Second marriage lawful but is cruel to first wife, says Karnataka HC

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.
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How elite medieval Rajputs ignored Hindu laws to practice polygamy

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.
Muslim women

Nikah halala: Is it rape or religion?

As the Centre prepares to file its response on the matter in court, the community finds itself wading through several interpretations.
Supreme Court

Supreme Court agrees to list petitions challenging nikah-halala & polygamy among Muslims

A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud agreed to list pleas.
Illustration by ThePrint Team

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.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

Bezos, Branson & Musk — Are billionaires popularising space travel or just on an ego trip?

Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.
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