Polygamy in Muslim Law: An Overview

L.K. Swaraj & K.G. Prithvi
SASTRA Deemed to be University, Thanjavur
TamilNadu, India

Volume II – Issue II, 2019

The practice of having more than one female spouse at a time is known as Polygamy. This practice has an intense history and also created a great impact among the statutory laws in India. Polygamy is an offence in India. However, Muslims in India are allowed to practice polygamy, thus bringing in a conflict among other groups. The authors herein, will reflect upon the history of polygamy in Muslim law as well as in ancient India. Subsequently, we would be discussing the constitutional validity of Polygamy in Muslim Law with respect to the Indian Constitution. In the course of discussing the constitutional validity, the authors will be deliberating on the issues regarding the fundamental rights.


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