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Nikah halala petitioner seeks protection from SC after acid attack, hearing on Sep 17

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Friday agreed to hear on September 17 a plea filed by a petitioner in and triple talaq case, seeking protection after facing acid attack yesterday at in

A bench of and Justices A M Khanwikar and D Y Chandrachud considered the plea of Shabnam Rani, who was attacked allegedly by her and has been hospitalised. She has also sought better health care.

The top court directed Additional General of State of Uttar Pradesh, Aishwarya Bhati, to take instructions in the matter.

"Let this matter be listed on Monday, September 17, 2018. Let a copy of this application be served on Additional General of State of who shall take instructions in the matter. Registry is directed to reflect the name of Ms. in the Cause List. Be it clarified, only interlocutory application shall be taken up and not the main matter," the bench said.

The court asked Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, counsel for Rani, to submit a copy of the petition to the government.

Rani was yesterday reportedly attacked with acid in and it is being alleged that her and his friend were involved in the incident.

She was rushed to the local hospital and her condition is said to be stable.

Numerous petitions have been filed in the apex court challenging the prevalent practices of and polygamy among Muslims saying it was violative of fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

While polygamy allows a Muslim man to have four wives, 'nikah halala' deals with the process in which a Muslim woman, who wants to re-marry her husband after divorce, has to first marry another person and get a divorce from the second person after the consummation.

In her plea against and polygamy, Rani had alleged that her husband divorced giving her triple talaq and forced to perform nikah hala with her

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First Published: Fri, September 14 2018. 20:10 IST