Divorce rate among Muslims low compared to other communities: Report

The remarks come in the backdrop of a debate on triple talaq. The matter is also before the Supreme Court which will go into the legal aspects of the practice.

By: PTI | Jaipur | Published: April 8, 2017 7:08 pm
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The women’s wing of All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Saturday claimed the rate of divorce among Muslims was low as compared to other communities and that the issue of triple talaq was being projected in wrong light. Sharing data collected from family courts in certain Muslim concentrated districts across the country, the wing’s chief organiser Asma Zohra said the women are well protected under Islam which is reflected from the low percentage of Muslim women seeking divorce.

The remarks come in the backdrop of a debate on triple talaq. The matter is also before the Supreme Court which will go into the legal aspects of the practice.

She said the exercise to collect data from family courts was started in May last year under which statistics were sought through RTI from family courts in Muslim concentrated districts for five years from 2011-2015.

Sixteen family courts gave detailed consolidated reports.

“We have compiled the report which shows that the divorce rate is minimal in the Muslim community. Similarly, we collected details from various Darul Qaza which also indicate that only 2-3 per cent cases are related to divorce out of which most were initiated by women only,” Zohra told a press conference here.

Darul Qaza is an Islamic Shariyat court.

As per the report prepared by Muslim Mahila Research Kendra in coordination with Shariah Committee for Women, the number of cases of divorce for Muslims stood at 1,307 against Hindu at 16,505. The cases of divorce for Christians in these districts stood at 4,827 and 8 for Sikhs.

These figures were from the eight districts of Kannur (Kerala), Nasik (Maharashtra), Karimnagar (Telangana), Guntur (Andhra Pradesh), Secunderabad (Hyderabad), Malappuram (Kerala), Ernakulam (Kerala) and Palakkad (Kerala).

She said the work on compilation of the statistics is going on.

“The issue of triple talaq cropped up in recent years and was politicised. The issue needs to be understood in the right manner and perspective. Islam has given certain liberties to women and they are well protected in the community,” she said.

She said there were other burning issues affecting women across communities like dowry, domestic violence, child marriage, female foeticide. She added that these issues need to be addressed prominently, instead of only pointing towards the Muslim community.

On the issue of working Muslim women, she said their safety and security should be considered first and foremost.

Zohra is in the city to attend a two-day workshop on the rights and challenges of Muslim women which began here today.

On the first day of the workshop, sessions on Marriage and Divorce in Islam, rights of women in Quran and the Constitutional and role of All India Muslim Personal Law Board were held.

A public meeting expected to be attended by nearly 30,000 women will be held tomorrow, Yasmeen Farooqui, convener of the Rajasthan women’s wing and member of the AIMPLB said.

The Centre had before the apex court opposed the practice of triple talaq on grounds of gender equality and secularism. The AIMPLB had told the apex court that the pleas challenging such practices among Muslims were not maintainable as the issues fell outside the realm of judiciary.

The Board had also said that the validity of Mohammedan Law, founded essentially on the Holy Quran and sources based on it, cannot be tested on the particular provisions of the Constitution.

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    MS ansari
    Aug 11, 2017 at 11:07 pm
    govt and media 3 talak ko lekr itna uchal rhi hai bcz ye muslim se juda mudda hai. women ki agr fikr hai to dowry khatm kro jo hr shadi me faishon hai. ladkiyo ki achi talim k liye arrangement kre. aurto k bal vivah ko khatm kre. jin aurto ki talak ho jaye hindu ho ya muslim sabko pention de jab tak unki again shadi na ho. but bjp govt hindu muslim me nafrat paida krne wale topic hi select krti hai. kabhi talak kabhi . beaf ka topoic to kabhi rastragan ka topic kabhi mandir masjid ka topic. ek bat mughe aj tak ni samajh aayi ki beaf uttar pradesh me nhi kha sakte but goa me kha sakte. kya waha ki gaye modi ji ki mata nahi hai. kis variety ki gaye ka gost kha sakte ye bhi define hona chahiye. padosi mulk jo beaf khate hai unse hum dosti badha rhe hai jabki wo gau mata ka vadh krte unko khate hai. kya other mulk ki gaye mata ni hoti. ab ye dramebazi band honi chahiye agr desh ka bhala chahte ho to wrna bus apas me sab ladte rho hindu muslim krte rho
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      aamir ansari
      May 24, 2017 at 3:17 pm
      Islam zindabad
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        Saleem Ansari
        May 10, 2017 at 9:29 am
        ■एक RTI की रिपोर्ट आई है जिसमे ये खुलासा हुआ है की कन्नौर(केरला) नासिक(महाराष्ट्र) करीमनगर(तेलंगाना) गुंटूर(आंध्र प्रदेश) सिकन्दराबाद(हैदराबाद) प्पुरम(केरल) एर्नाकुलम(केरल) और पलक्कड़(केरल) में 2011 से 2015 के बिच मुसलिमो में 1307 , हिंदुओं में 16505 क्रिस्चियन में 4827 और सिखों में 8 तलाक हुए हैं। ■फिर भी बोहोत सोचने वाली और गौर करने वाली बात हे मोदी सरकार चर्चा सिर्फ तिन तलाक पर कर रही हे वाकई अजूबों का देश है हमारा। पढ़िए इस रिपोर्ट को। अगर आप अपनी शरीअत से मोहब्बत करते हे तो इस पोस्ट को ज्यादा से ज्यादा शेयर करे ताकि देश का विकास करने की जगह बेमतलब तीन तलाक पर राजनीति करके मुस्लिम औरतो को गुमराह करने वाली मोदी सरकार की अकल ठिकाने आवाज
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          Mazhar
          May 6, 2017 at 7:15 pm
          shariyat me madakhelat jahannum me jane ka sabab bane gaa...hamare aaqa ne jo tariqa batla diya wahi tariqa aakhri hoga....digar mazahib ke logo ki banisbat muslmano me talaq kam hi hote haiii.
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            Shadab hussain
            May 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm
            Islamic sharyat zindabad.
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