Triple talaq: UP government to seek opinion of Muslim women

Triple talaq: UP government to seek opinion of Muslim women

Raising the "triple talaq" issue, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said justice should be done to Muslim women.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) at its meeting here yesterday had asserted that Muslims have a "constitutional" right to follow their personal law of which "triple talaq" was a part.

Adityanath made these remarks at an event to mark the 91st birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chandra Shekhar.

Javed Akhtar accused the AIMPLB of trying to stall a ban triple talaq altogether.

"We do not want that there is conflict within the Muslim community over this issue".

On April 15, the first day of AIMPLB executive meet here, the Shia community had appealed to the board to keep in mind the Quran, Sharia and humanity before arriving at any decision on the contentious issue of triple talaq.

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In a memorandum All India Muslim Personal Law Board also made it clear that the Muslims do not want any kind of change in the Shariah Laws like Nikaah, Halala, Talaq etc. and they want to stick to the Shariah laws in any case.

However, the AIMPLB has given the call for social boycott of those who give triple talaq to their wives without reasons as prescribed by Shariat. It is on this basis, the practice of concurrent talaq has been termed invalid in most of the Muslim countries. Triple talaq is itself an abuse n should be banned.

Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi today said practice of triple talaq should not be allowed as women have as much right as men and can not be treated on a lower pedestal.

The Supreme Court (SC) is now hearing a case on the constitutional validity of triple talaq, the Islamic practice some Muslims follow of divorcing their wife by pronouncing the word "talaq" three times. Muslim scholars and jurists argue that concurrent talaq or triple talaq in one go has never been approved by Prphet Mohammad (peace be upon him), during the tenure of first Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) and the first two years of Caliph Omar's caliphate.

The Supreme Court has set May 11-19 as the timeline to conclude hearings on the legality of triple talaq, signalling its resolve to decide on an issue with potentially severe socio-political implications.

He also urged the Centre to introduce a law which would ensure equal rights for Muslim women.

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