Triple talaq against Quranic principle, UCC misunderstood: Salim Khan

The controversy arose after the Law Commission recently sought feedback from the public on whether the practice of triple talaq should be abolished and whether a uniform civil code be made optional.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 17, 2016 6:50 pm
Salim Khan Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan

Veteran scriptwriter Salim Khan on Monday criticised the practice of Triple Talaq by Muslim men saying it is against Quranic principle. The writer took to twitter to express his view on the raging debate over abolition of Triple Talaq, as demanded by many Muslim women.

“Triple Taalaaq arbitrarily in one sitting is against the Quranic principle. UCC is facing resistance from some clerics and might have been misunderstood by some muslims but, it does not interfere with Islam at all,” tweeted Khan.



“33 % muslims live as minorities in countries where there is no personal or islamic law. Yet they live in peace. The larger Q is Are muslims following islam at all? If you cant lead them dont mislead them,” added the writer.


The controversy arose after the Law Commission recently sought feedback from the public on whether the practice of triple talaq should be abolished and whether a uniform civil code be made optional.

A passionate debate has emerged over the government’s stand to oppose the practice of “triple talaq” with some leading women politicians seeking its abolition, even as Muslim bodies accused the ruling dispensation of waging a “war” on their personal law.

Though most of the women leaders avoided direct comments on the Centres affidavit or sought to dissect it, they were strongly critical of the prevalent practice of dissolving marriage through triple talaq.

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    IML sood
    Oct 17, 2016 at 2:30 pm
    Such progressive views are to be welcomed coming from Salim Khan without taking in account mean and degraded comments about his personal life from a few.
    1. M
      Oct 17, 2016 at 6:44 pm
      Reform or not women is Islam got only "utility" value atbthebhandnof men! Failing to meet the contractual demand, will come down the sword of Talaq!
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        Ajay G
        Oct 18, 2016 at 1:42 pm
        This kind of atude is responsible for half of problems world is facing.
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          Ameena Shaik
          Oct 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm
          Triple Talaq must be banned, there is no place for such things in our religion. It's against women rights, which Allah also does not like such practice.
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            ashok s
            Oct 17, 2016 at 2:07 pm
            India needs unique law ,we do not need to please any community on any basis of their self adopted doctrine. Law and order should prevail as consutional principle. Even Quran written by Muslim patriarch never mentioned triple talak policy
            1. I
              Oct 18, 2016 at 2:15 pm
              this misguided opportunist is looking to blunt the wrath of Hinduttva people that his son invited over stani artist remarks. This will make him more accepted by rabid fascists but he lacks sincerity and credibility. He's just being a spokesperson for RSS.
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                Farhat Qamar
                Oct 17, 2016 at 6:47 pm
                I am a muslim woman we all Muslims should follow what Holy Quran and Hadis say us I don't want any type of change
                1. R
                  Oct 17, 2016 at 8:01 pm
                  Triple Talaq at one time is against the Quran and Hadeeth that is true. Some or very few Muslim men are ignorant about it or intentionally misusing it for their benefit and this news is blown out of proportion by the media and RSS politicians. Reality after a first talaq there is time given for any possibility to reunite. If it does not work out then second talaq again there is time period for the reconcilation. Again, if does not work then the final one. Also, you have to have group of people to witness like during the.time marriage in front of many people. There is nothing called triple talaq rather a 3 time periods so that if there is a chance to reconcile. This awareness is to be given among the muslim men to follow right procedures. But this single misunderstanding does not support to create a reason to introduce a UCC. em Khan is not a right person to comment about UCC because he is not a practicing Muslim at all.
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