Triple talaq: Adityanath fumes over practice, AIMPLB hits back

Rachel Hardy
April 18, 2017

The Supreme Court had suggested an out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya issue, but the same has been rejected by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB).

Several Muslim women have challenged the practice of triple talaq in which the husband can give talaq thrice in one go, even over the phone or through a text message.

The issue had initially led to discussions around a Uniform Civil Code (UCC), but the court has set that matter aside as a different case, and asked the government to form their answers exclusively on the concept of triple talaq.

In October 2016, the personal law board had launched a campaign for women's rights as well.

Imams and clergies have also been asked to follow the "code of conducts in letter and spirit", Rahmani said. According to the sources in the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), the members fear that agreeing to any change on triple talaq would open floodgate of interference in other Sharia matters.

The constitutional bench of SC will begin hearing in the triple talaq issue from May 11.

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In the past, AIMPLB claimed that it received 3.50 crore forms from Muslim women who apparently supported Shariyar and triple talaq.

He added that the board has been working for years to check misuse of triple talaq.

In Islamic law, a man can simply say talaq (divorce) to his wife to annul the marriage. "The issue has been blown out of proportion by the media and by people who are cut off from the ground realities", the board said.

AIMPLB Secretary Zafrab Jilani told ANI, "The schemes of the welfare of Muslims which were being carried out upto 2014, have been virtually stopped. Muslim women should have equal rights in cases of talaq at par with men", Jain said in a statement in New Delhi, asking the Modi government to bring a law guaranteeing equal rights to Muslim women.

The Allahabad HC ruled last December that triple talaq violates the equality of women as provided by the Constitution. What we have to do is that if there are any scial evils, we have to wake up the society and make efforts to provide justice to them (Muslim women).

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