The Lok Sabha had last week on Thursday decided to take up the bill on December 27 after the Congress agreed to participate in the debate.
The bill is aimed to protect the rights of married Muslim women and prohibit divorce by pronouncing talaq by their husbands.
The petition, filed through advocate Kamlesh Kumar Mishra, has claimed that there is a notice put up outside the dargah -- a shrine built over the grave of a religious figure -- clearly stating in English and Hindi that women are not allowed inside.
It comes as a part of Saudi Arabia's Vision 2030 reform programme. Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman has initiated the lifting of a number of restrictions since last year, particularly the ones on women.
The petition has sought an interim stay on those sections of the ordinance which criminalises the act of pronouncing talaq by a Muslim husband.
A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud said that they would frame the question for the consideration of the Constitution Bench.
With the Union Cabinet’s ordinance, instant triple talaq is now a punishable offence with a three-year jail term. How long can 7 crore citizens of this country be ignored and discriminated against? The tide is turning.
A Hijab-wearing white nurse in the US was stabbed in a roadside attack by a man reportedly motivated by anti-Muslim hate, police said.
The ban on watching cinema in public places was lifted after Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud introduced some liberal changes in the economic and social order of the orthodox Muslim community here.
Dancing on DJ songs during nikah is unislamic and qazis will not conduct such weddings, said an Islamic Cleric from Uttar Pradesh, Deoband on Monday.
"Some anti national forces misguided my parents...My parents also need some time to come to terms with all that has happened."
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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