The petition further sought, issuance of detailed step by step guidelines in form of checks and balances on the issue of the absolute discretion of Muslim husband to give divorce (talaq-ul-sunnat) and a declaration stating, Muslim marriage is not just a mere contract, but is also a status.
An application has been filed in Supreme Court, opposing the PIL filed by BJP leader and Supreme Court advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay for uniformity in personal laws regulating divorce, maintenance and alimony for citizens of India.
Two petitions have sought gender and religion-neutral laws in adoption and guardianship and for divorce and alimony in tune with the spirit of the Constitution after considering international laws as well.
In an interesting order, the Allahabad High Court has said that a married woman who is in a live-in relationship without ending her marriage first is committing a crime and her partner is also culpable.
The Supreme Court offered a ray of hope to victims of domestic violence when it gave an order recently which dealt with questions of law pertaining to the interpretation and working of the Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005.