CLAT PG 2020 Previous Question Paper – Passage 11

This series of articles contains the complete CLAT PG 2020 question paper, conducted for the LLM admissions through the CLAT 2020 exam. In 2020, the pattern of the question paper was changed from the traditional MCQs to a ‘Comprehension based’ model. Each article in this series has one passage and the ten questions following it.

This article contains Passage 11 and the associated questions. The video embedded below discusses the answers as per the official key and the approach that can be used for such questions.

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CLAT PG Comprehension Passage 11

Read the extracts of leading judicial pronouncement and answer the questions below:

1. What is bad in theology was once good in law but after Shariat has been declared as the personal law, whether what is Quranically wrong can be legally right is the issue to be considered in this case. Therefore, the simple question that needs to be answered in this case is only whether triple talaq has any legal sanctity. That is no more res integra. This Court in [1] has held, though not in so many words, that triple talaq lacks legal sanctity. Therefore, in terms of Article 141 [1] is the law that is applicable in India.

2. Having said that, I shall also make an independent endeavour to explain the legal position in [1] and lay down the law explicitly.

3. [2] was enacted to put an end to the unholy, oppressive and discriminatory customs and usages in the Muslim community. Section 2 is most relevant in the face of the present controversy.
Application of Personal law to Muslims. – Notwithstanding any custom or usage to the contrary, in all questions (save questions relating to agricultural land) regarding intestate succession, special property of females, including personal property inherited or obtained under contract or gift or any other provision of Personal Law, marriage, dissolution of marriage, including talaq, ila, zihar, lian, khula and mubaraat, maintenance, dower, guardianship, gifts, trusts and trust properties, and wakfs (other than charities and charitable institutions and charitable and religious endowments) the rule of decision in cases where the parties are Muslims shall be Muslim Personal Law (Shariat).

101. The name of which of the following judgments has been replaced by ‘[1]’ in the passage above?
a) Rukia Khatun v. Abdul Khalique Laskar
b) Shamim Ara v. State of UP and Another
c) Fuzlunbi v. K Khader Vali and Another
d) Mohd. Ahmad Khan v. Shah Bano Begum

102. Which of the following legislations has been replaced by ‘[2]’ in the passage above?
a) The Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937
b) Special Marriage Act of 1872
c) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Divorce) Act 1986
d) The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act, 2019

103. The Supreme Court constitution bench led by Chief Justice J. S. Khehar gave a landmark judgement in Shayara bano v. Union of India. Consider the following statements:
1. Chief Justice J. S. Khehar’s decision, along with Justice S Abdul Nazeer, concluded that despite many findings the practice abhorrent, the Supreme Court does not have the power to strike it down.
2. The five-member bench was divided 3-2 on the matter. The dissenting opinion instead called for an injunction on the practice of talaq-e-biddat for six months, while also prodding the legislature to take up the matter.
3. The majority struck it down with two judges holding it arbitrary and third judge holding it unislamic.
4. The Majority verdict was given by Justice Rohinton Nariman, Justice U U Lalit and Justice D. Y. Chandrachud.
Select the correct statements about judgement:
a) 1& 2 are correct
b) 1, 2 & 3 are correct
c) 1, 2 & 4 are correct
d) All are correct

104. Which one of the following is not correctly matched?
1. Talak Ahsan–This consists of three pronouncement of divorces made during a tuhr (period between menstruations) followed by abstinence from sexual intercourse for the period of iddat.
2. Talak Hasan- This consists of three pronouncements made during successive tuhrs, no intercourse taking place during any of the three tuhrs. The first pronouncement should be made during a tuhr, the second during the next tuhr, and the third during the succeeding tuhr.
3. Talak-ul-Bidaat – This consists of – (i) Three pronouncements made during a single tuhr either in one sentence, e.g., “I divorce thee thrice,” – or in separate sentences e.g., “I divorce thee, I divorce thee, I divorce thee”,
4. Talak-ul-Bidaat – This consists of – (ii) a single pronouncement made during a tuhr clearly indicating an intention irrevocably to dissolve the marriage, e.g., “I divorce thee irrevocably.”
a) Only 1
b) 1 and 2
c) 3 and 4
d) 1, 2 and 3

105. In which one of the following cases, the proposition was laid down that Personal Laws are beyond the pale of the Fundamental Rights Chapter of the Constitution and hence cannot be struck down by this Court?
a) State of Bombay v. Narasu Appa Mali
b) Mohd. Ahmad Khan v. Shah Bano Begum
c) Daniel Latifi v. Union of India
d) Sarla Mudgal v. Union of India

106. What does the phrase Res integra connote in the above passage?
a) Issues of law which have not been decided or untouched by dictum or decision.
b) Issues of law which have been settled by court.
c) Issues of law where so many inconsistent decisions are present
d) Issues of law which should be resolved by the legislature and not by the court

107. In which of the following cases, the Delhi HC had observed that the “Introduction of constitutional law in the home is most appropriate. It is like introducing a bull in a china shop. It will prove to be the ruthless destroyer of the marriage institution and all that it stands for. In the privacy of home and the married life, neither Article 21 nor Article 14 have any place.”?
a) Harvinder Kaur v Harmender Singh Chaudhry
b) Maneka Gandhi v. Indira Nehru Gandhi
c) T. Saritha v. Union of India
d) Prakash v. Phulwati

108. Which of the following statement is correct?
1. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 recognizes Personal Law of Hindus
2. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 does not recognize Personal Laws and is a landmark legislation in the direction of Uniform Civil Code.
3. If two Hindus register their marriage under Special Marriage Act, they will continue to be governed by the Hindu Succession Act rather than Indian Succession Act.
4. Hindu Marriage Act, 1955 recognized widow remarriage for the first time in India.
a) Only 1
b) 1 and 2 only
c) 2, 3 and 4.
d) 1 and 3 only

109. What is the meaning of ‘Khula’ in the above passage?
a) Khula is the right of a woman in Islam to divorce and it means separation from her husband
b) Khula is the right of a man in Islam to divorce and it means separation from his wife
c) Khula is ‘obtaining release from each other’.
d) Khula is a form of Talaq practiced in Shia community.

110. Pick up the correct statement-
a) Muslim women cannot get divorce on the grounds of cruelty.
b) Hindu woman can get divorce on the conversion to any religion by her husband. Conversion by itself shall not dissolve marriage of Muslim woman but she can obtain divorce on other grounds after conversion such as cruelty, impotency, disappearance etc.
c) Hindu woman can get divorce on the non -payment of maintenance for two years
d) All the above

CLAT PG 2021- Comprehension Mock Tests Series & Previous Question Papers

  • Overall there are 150+ separate comprehension passages - with 1300+ questions based on the passages
    - Of the above, 50+ passages are provided as stand-alone mini mock tests
    - 100 passages are combined to form 10 full-length mock tests (10 passages - 100 questions each)
    - 2020 Previous Question paper with official answer keys included as mock test
    - All answers include the 'rationale' for the answers for better understanding.
  • The order of the questions and the answer choices are shuffled with every attempt to enable repeated practice
  • All the stand-alone passages & full length mocks should be repeated till you score 100% on each attempt
  • The passages are of various lengths and complexities for better practice
  • Unlimited access & practice - valid for one year from date of purchase

If you are preparing for non-CLAT LLM entrance exams :
  • 11 CLAT PG previous year Papers with answer keys - 2009 to 2019 (as mock tests)
  • 50 full-length old MCQ format mock tests
  • 50 old pattern MCQ mini-mock tests (25 questions each)
  • Summarized overview of Important Jurisprudence topics (For Subjective & Objective questions)
  • Overview of all Constitutional Amendments
  • All Tests & Previous Papers are timed and have Negative marking for realistic simulation
  • Questions & Answer Choices randomly shuffled in every attempt for better practice
  • Accessible 24 x 7 via Smart-Phone browsers and Desktops
  • More the 100 LawMint users were selected by various NLUs in 2020 - Including NLSIU, NALSAR
  • Our users were also selected for the IIT KGP LLM, NLU Delhi (AILET PG) & DU LLM programs
CLAT PG 2021 Mock Test Series and Previous Question Papers

Authentic Feedback from previous LawMint users :

I got AIR 21 in CLAT PG 2020. Thank you so much. Your mocks helped me a lot in my preparation 🙂 - Ayushi Jain

I have subscribed to your CLAT PG program and got AIR 36 in this year CLAT PG. I have also secured AIR 54 in AILET PG exam. I would like to thank you. Your mock paper really helps a lot - Shrashank Tripathi

I would like to thank you for the CLAT PG LLM COURSE. Practising mock tests there helped me in getting confidence and hence I was able to get AIR 45 in CLAT PG LLM 2020 - Akshay Awasthi

A year back, I relied on the IIT Kharagpur RGSOIPL mock test series by LawMint to prepare for my RGSOIPL entrance test. Few months back, I relied on your UGC NET Law series to prepare for UGC NET June 2020. I was the topper of the RGSOIPL entrance 2019, and have cracked JRF in UGC NET 2020. All thanks to LawMint - Anshuman Sahoo

"I got AIR 18 in CLAT PG 2019 and General Category rank 28 in AILET PG 2019. I want to thank you for helping me practice well in controlled conditions from any place. It gave me a lot of confidence and I took the tests while travelling too. I also made it to IIT Kharagpur." - Vinodharani

"Lawmint has been of great help to me in securing AIR 25 in AILET PG 2019 and AIR 29 in CLAT PG 2019 examinations. The subjective and objective approach of the test series kept me up to date with the latest exam pattern." - Bhawna Nanda

"I, Nimmy Saira Zachariah joined you clat test series. I cleared AILET PG with 30th rank. Your test series were of immense help as it gave me clear idea of where my preparations stand thank you once again law mint." - Nimmy S Z

"Hey guys. Where do I start? If I thought that getting AIR 59 in Clat PG was it, then how wrong I was. With Lawmint now I have cracked UGC NET as well." - Joyanta Chakraborty
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