Polygamy: Plea in Delhi High Court wants Muslim men to obtain prior permission from existing wife before contracting another marriage

It was argued that even in countries governed by Shariah (Islamic) law, the second marriage is permitted only under special circumstances, such as illness of the first wife or her inability to bear children.
Muslim man and women
Muslim man and womenImage for representative purpose

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought the response of the Central government on a petition seeking a declaration that a Muslim man has to obtain written permission from his wife/wives before contracting another marriage [Reshma v Union of India and Ors].

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