Those being considered for the office are advocate Madhavi Goradia Divan and senior advocates Aman Lekhi, Sandeep Sethi and Vikramjit Banerjee, sources said.
“The Sharia is not divine, it has evolved. It is not a stagnant pool. Centuries after Prophet, they brought in the concept of ‘taqleed’, which means one cannot questioned the Sharia,” said Zeenat Shaukat Ali.
The organisations which met the law minister said that the bill, cognizable and non bailable in nature, allows anyone to file a complaint against the husband, unlike the bigamy laws where only the wife can be the complainant.
State president of BJP’s minority wing Haider Abbas Chand said he did not have information about Sofia, but added, “It is only in BJP that such little-known dedicated workers can rise.”
AIMPLB spokesman Maulana Khalil-ur-Rehman Sajjad Nomani said a detailed discussion on the matter will be held at a meeting in Hyderabad from February 9.
In a media address before the sitting, PM Modi appealed to parliamentarians to prioritise the passing of the Triple Talaq Bill, which he referred to as “a New Year gift to the Muslim women”. The bill was passed by Lok Sabha in Winter Session but stalled in Rajya Sabha.
Ordinary Muslims learn compassion, equality and humility from stories they grow up with.
Referring to the Oppositions’ demand of sending the bill to a selection committee, Kumar said that the bill was now the property of Rajya Sabha. “Let the House decide,” he added.
“Between 2005-2015, there were more than 80,000 dowry deaths in India. Twenty-two women die daily on account of dowry, and even after the Nirbhaya incident, there was a rapid increase in number of rape cases. Law is not the answer,” AIMIM leader said.
While the proposed legislation does make the offence a cognisable one, BMMA has suggested that it should be made so only at the instance of the wife to prevent any misuse.
Owaisi claimed that such incidents were happening at the behest of people, who follow “hate ideologies” and that they are getting emboldened with each passing day. “These are the same people who killed Gandhi, Dabholkar and Pansare,” he added.
According to the draft law, instant triple talaq will attract a jail term of three years for husband. Owaisi claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was doing nothing for the nation but was always ahead to take credit for good work done by others.
“But owing to the manner in which the issue was framed by interested parties across the political and religious spectrum, it fell victim to the political fault lines that independent India had inherited,” she recalled.
The victim received serious injuries in the incident, Station House Officer of women police station Minakshi Sharma said.
“Based on the woman’s complaint, a case has been filed against Sohrab under various sections of the Domestic Violence Act,” the police said.