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SC refers to Constitution bench plea over conversion of Parsi woman

A Supreme Court bench said it will have to consider whether the five-judge bench judgement in the triple talaq matter can also have some bearing in the present case.

india Updated: Oct 09, 2017 12:58 IST
Supreme court in New Delhi.
Supreme court in New Delhi.(HT File Photo)

The Supreme Court on Monday referred to a five-judge Constitution bench the question whether a Parsi woman automatically gets converted to Hinduism after marrying a Hindu man under the Special Marriage Act.

A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said it will have to consider whether the five-judge bench judgement in the triple talaq matter can also have some bearing in the present case.

The bench also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud said the larger bench would examine the applicability of ‘doctrine of culture’ which provides that a woman assumes the religion of her husband after marriage.

The bench was hearing a plea filed by Goolrokh Gupta challenging the Bombay High Court judgement that had held that a Parsi woman is deemed to be converted to Hinduism after marrying a Hindu man under the Special Marriage Act.