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personal laws not above constitution: allahabad high court

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personal laws not above constitution: allahabad high court

stating that personal laws could not be over and above the constitution, the allahabad high court on tuesday ruled that the practice of ‘triple talaq’ was a violation of the constitution.a single-judge bench of justice s p kesarvani gave the ruling while hearing a petition filed by the husband of a muslim woman seeking quashing of a dowry harassment case filed against him by her. in his plea, aqueel jamil stated that he had already divorced his wife through triple talaq and had also obtained a ‘fatwa’ (religious decree) declaring that the divorce was in accordance with the ‘shariat’ (islamic law).“any fatwa which is against the legal system has no meaning,” the court said. the...