Polygamy, talaq intrinsic to Islam: AIMPLb to Supreme Court

The organisation contended that Muslim Personal Law was a cultural issue inextricably interwoven with the religion of Islam.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 28, 2017 12:23 am
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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday told the Supreme Court that talaq and polygamy are integral parts of the religion of Sunni Muslims and the court cannot alter the sanctity of personal laws.

Adducing its written submissions in a bunch of matters that have challenged the validity of triple talaq and polygamy, the board said Islam was one of the first religions to grant equal rights to women and it was a misconception that women were discriminated against in marriage and divorce.

“Talaq, Halala and Polygamy are all integral parts of the religion of Sunni Muslims following four schools of thought provided by the Holy Quran and thus being essential to the religion of Islam are protected by virtue of Articles 25, 26 and 29 of the Constitution,” it said.

The organisation contended that Muslim Personal Law was a cultural issue inextricably interwoven with the religion of Islam. Thus, it was the issue of freedom of conscience and free profession, practice and propagation of religion guaranteed under Article 25 and 26 read with Article 29 of the Constitution.

The written submission, settled by senior advocate Raju Ramachandran, said the apex court ought not to venture into the area of changing personal laws by following a trend in other countries, as such a move would be in conflict with the democratic principles as enshrined in the Indian Constitution.

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    vijay
    Mar 30, 2017 at 2:06 pm
    if you want to live by sunni laws then the logical place to do it is in a Sunni Land.The corollary to that is if you want to live in India then follow the Indian the consution . It is not very difficult to understand .Is it?
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    1. Kay Gee
      Mar 30, 2017 at 1:00 pm
      Follow indian rules and all rules which are more relavant to 21st century.
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        jayaram reddi
        Mar 30, 2017 at 2:38 pm
        Uniform civil code is a must in a democracy' You cannot have different laws for different people in a democracy.
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          Naren
          Mar 30, 2017 at 2:51 pm
          Turkey ( Land of Caliphate ) criminalised polygamy in as early as 1926 and tripple talaq is banned in 22 muslim countries including stan and Bangladesh, we Indians are so democratic to still follow such misogynic and derogatory practices which is in contradiction to even our Fundamental duty. lt;br/gt;Listen to the women and be a man or outcast them all as they don't need a man to decide for them.
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          1. Mahender Goriganti
            Mar 30, 2017 at 11:19 am
            Where does the Islamic Express stands on this issue?? why did;t and why doesn't it come out strongly on this issue with editorials, commentaries, expert onions, human rights activists, progressives until now?lt;br/gt;Where are all the NGOs, human rights activists, communists secularists, ??
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