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Muslims in India (foto: economist)

New Delhi, 21 Rabi’ul Akhir 1436/February 11, 2015 (MINA) – India’s Supreme Court has banned Muslim men from having multiple wives (polygamy) arguing that it is not an integral part of Islam.

India’s Supreme Court also giving state authorities to fire any civil servant who breaks the role.

“Polygamy was not integral part of religion and monogamy was a reform within the power of the State under Article 25 (right to practice and propagate any religion),” said a bench of Justices T S Thakur and A K Goel, according to The India Times on Tuesday, February 10, report quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)

On Islam added, although their personal law permits men to have four wives, the Supreme Court ruled that a Muslim’s fundamental right to profess Islam did not include practicing polygamy.

The bench of Justices said that polygamy was not integral to religion and the practice of polygamy did not acquire sanction of religion simply because it was permitted

It upheld the UP government’s decision to sack one of its employees on the ground of misconduct for opting for a second marriage during existence of the first marriage without its prior permission. (T/P4/R03)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)