Court Cannot Test Validity of Personal Law: Muslim Group

  • Islamic organisation Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind Friday resisted the Supreme Court’s attempts to deal with various issues of rights, including gender bias against Muslim women.
  • It told if the top court lays down special rules for Muslim women in matters concerning marriage, divorce and maintenance, it would amount to judicial legislation and it is not permissible.
  • Last year, a two-judge bench had requested the Chief Justice to set up a Special Bench to deal with issues relating to the challenge to the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act.