Shia board for anti-triple talaq law like one against sati

Rosalie Stanley
April 18, 2017

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.

"A code of conduct for talaq is being issued".

He alleged that this exposed the double standards of the AIMPLB as it wanted the court to resolve the temple issue but did not want the judiciary's interference as regards "triple talaq".

"The need of the hour is to enact a strict law against triple talaq in one go that is similar to the anti-sati law to prevent any Muslim woman from getting victimised and ensure that the culprit is punished", he said.

The Union government on October 7 past year opposed in the SC the triple talaq and other Islamic practices such as "nikah halala" and polygamy and favoured a relook in their continuation on grounds such as gender equality and secularism.

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its affidavit, had referred to constitutional principles like gender equality, secularism, global covenants, religious practices and marital laws prevalent in various Islamic countries to advocate that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated upon afresh by the apex court.

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On Adityanath's statement, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said, "I don't know how to react to the jaahilaanaa (foolish) statement".

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 was also reported in media that Muslim women voted for BJP as the party took a position on Triple Talaq.

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

"AIMPLB is responsible for all problems faced by Muslims". Calling for an end to the Muslim practice of triple talaq the Chief Minister also advocated a uniform civil code in the country.

The Centre has argued that triple talaq violates the right to equality guaranteed under the Constitution as the practice negates the principle of gender equality. 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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