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The Indian Government told the Supreme Court of India that Polygamy is not a religious practice, rather a social custom or usage which the State can interfere. Such a practice disregards the fundamental right for any women.
Historically, Polygamy prevailed across communities for several centuries including the ancient Greeks and Romans, Hindus, Jews and Zoroastrians. It had less to do with religion and more to do with social norms at the time. In fact, in the Holy Quran, practice of Polygamy in pre-Islamic society was regulated and restricted so as to treat women better.
The government also mentioned that as Polygomy is a social custom, the Article 25 in the Constitution of India does not protect it. (Article 25 refers to barring the State from interfering with someone’s religious belief.)
This is an amazing step forward for the Indian government and for the Women living in India! 😀