AIMPLB supports triple talaq, forms women’s wing

The AIMPLB said it wanted to be the part of a discussion with the government, though the government did not bother to hear their views.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Updated: November 20, 2016 7:04 pm
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In a first, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Sunday decided to form a women’s wing to look into burning issues such as talaq, even as it passed a resolution in favour of triple talaq. The resolution passed at the AIMPLB’s three-day convention, which concluded on Sunday, stated that the government was infringing into the personal laws of Muslims.

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The women’s wing would also deal with other issues like family disputes and education, AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jellani told a press conference here after the convention.

It decided to launch an all-India Muslim women helpline, a toll free call centre in Urdu, English and eight regional languages to counsel and guide Muslim women on family disputes to go to the Darul-Qaza.

“It has been decided for the first time that we will form a women’s wing to go into issues concerning Muslim women and an all-India Muslim women helpline, a toll-free call centre in Urdu English and 8 regional language,” Kamal Farooqi, a member of AIMPLB said.

“It seems that the government is bringing up this isssue of Triple Talaq and Uniform Civil Code ahead of UP polls in order to communally polarise people and reap political dividends,” he said.

The AIMPLB said it wanted to be the part of a discussion with the government, though the government did not bother to hear their views.

“It is the opinion of the AIMPLB that the Shariah laws have their origin in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah. These Shariah laws are divine laws and cannot be modified changed or altered by any person or authority,” Farooqi said.

The point of view of AIMPLB has been explained in detail through the affidavit filed before the honourable Supreme Court, he said.

“The moment we came to know that the Central government is going to file an affidavit in the Supreme Court, we approached the Prime Minister and five cabinet ministers through a registered post to get the point of view of the board, which represents all schools of thought in the country, heard.

Unfortunately, the predetermined mind of the government did not think it fit to know the AIMPLB’s point of view,” he added. Farooqi alleged that the questionnaire prepared by the Law Commission fell short of professionalism.

“The questionnaire prepared by the Law Commission not only falls short of professionalism regarding such a sensitive issue, but smacks of the intention of the present-day government to meddle with professional laws and bringing in the uniform civil code through the back door,” he said.

He, however, hoped that that good sense would prevail in the government and it would withdraw its affidavit filed in the apex court. The board has now prepared its own questionnaire and circulated it among Muslims for signatures in support of triple talaq.

“Lakhs of Muslim women have supported AIMPLB on its stand on triple talaq and the issue is a tool used by the government to interfere in AIMPLB’s affairs. The government is trying to project Muslim women as suppressed and oppressed, which is wrong,” Asma Zahra, executive member of AIMPLB, said.

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    Amit Sinha
    Dec 8, 2016 at 8:03 am
    This is same bunch of fools who wish to drive their community towards stone age.Why not align with standard laws for entire nation. After all many of their community do approach the courts against triple talaq and courts can not turn them away saying that it is internal matter of your community. Had this been the case barbaric traditions like Sati and child marriage could never have been abolished.
    1. J
      Nov 20, 2016 at 5:57 pm
      The issue before the Supreme Court is clear cut:lt;br/gt;Do Articles 14, 15, and 21, which guarantee basic fundamental rights to women as applied to marriage and divorce, have higher precedence than Articles 26 and 29 which guarantee religious freedom to religious denominations, whenever there is a conflict of law and interest between the two lt;br/gt;i.e. do Articles 14,15, 21 trump Articles 26 and 29 when there is a conflict or competing claim between the two sets of Articles?
      1. J
        Nov 20, 2016 at 6:20 pm
        Since triple talaq violates fundamental rights of muslim women guaranteed under Articles 14, 15, and 21; and since Articles 14,15, and 21 trump Muslim Personal Law Board's competing claims of religious freedom under Article 26 and 29, triple talaq is unconsutional and bad in law.
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          Navin D.
          Nov 21, 2016 at 9:09 am
          Though the matter is sub judic, Rather than going into a confrontanist mode with the govt. on triple talaq and polygamy issue, Indian muslims should think in a progressive way, the plight of a divorced muslim women, who has to suffer mentally, financially and socially and have to live in abject poverty, why than these very people who are the worst sufferer, are forced to oppose some reform in the community, Many muslims have excelled in studies, both male and female, and in such an open country, where equal opportunities for all to grow, than what is the need to stunt someone's talent.
          1. N
            Nov 21, 2016 at 6:02 pm
            We muslim women do not need Hindu hypocrisy. In the guise of help your only aim is to be ant-Islam. Triple talaaq (which is essentially a divorce that is phased out over a period of time) is much better than instant divorce you have. Neither is it a favor for muslim women or women of any other faith to have their husbands be forced to stay in a marriage that they want to end. Every person, man or woman have the right to divorce. Your dumb arguments have no logic and are purely based on your animosity towards Muslims and Islam.
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              SHESHAGIRI HS
              Nov 20, 2016 at 2:42 pm
              Supreme court must listen any peion from Muslim women deserted by triple talaque. Any other insution or people should be allowed or accepted.
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                Bala Krishnan
                Nov 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm
                Sharia good in Saudi..must go there to.practice
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