Triple talaq be treated as court’s contempt: Arif Mohammad Khan

Arif Mohammad Khan also spoke against triple talaq in the 1980s.

Written by Pragya Kaushika | New Delhi | Updated: May 10, 2017 8:56 am
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Former minister Arif Mohammad Khan Tuesday said that he would suggest to the Supreme Court that until a law is framed on the subject of triple talaq, the act of triple talaq should be treated as contempt of court and invite prison term of at least three months — the period a couple is supposed to stay together before final separation.

Khan, who has been Cabinet minister and held several portfolios, quit the Congress in 1986 over differences with the Congress government on the Shah Bano case. He also spoke against triple talaq in the 1980s.

Delivering a lecture at Nehru Memorial Museum and Library on triple talaq and the uniform civil code on Tuesday, Khan said, “Triple talaq is anti-human and against fundamental rights. I was accused of apostasy… Today I feel happy that social reform is taking place.”

He said the uniform civil code is a constitutional obligation of the government, which has to come forward with a draft. “I can comment on uniform civil code only when the government comes out with the draft,” he said when asked to comment on the uniform civil code.

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    Critical
    May 12, 2017 at 3:23 am
    One minister in Rajiv hi;s cabinet who had the guts to support the then Supreme Court ru in the Shah Bano case. Unfortunately Rajiv hi was badly adivsed and fell for wrong advice to nullify it by law to appease and thus began the fall of then charismatic young and promising Prime Minister. Welcome back to limelight Sir. You rightfully resigned and I have always been your admirer. God Bless You Sir.
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      Truth Hurts
      May 11, 2017 at 10:10 pm
      Only analysis of religious scholars and experts should be considered in knowing what that religion entails. Some 50 years later, If some Indian named "Arif Khan" claims that couple should be allowed freedom to marry and opposing is against Islamic teachings, what can you do? These stupid corrupt politicians cannot tell me what my religion teaches me.
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        Truth Hurts
        May 11, 2017 at 10:09 pm
        Only analysis of religious scholars and experts should be considered in knowing what that religion entails. Some 50 years later, If some Indian named "Arif Khan" claims that couple should be allowed freedom to marry and opposing is against Islamic teachings, what can you do? These stupid corrupt politicians cannot tell me what my religion teaches me.
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          Samaritan
          May 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm
          Here is a Typical True Indian Muslim, who puts his conscious before anything and as a true Leader shows right path for people to follow. We need such people with guts and civilized thoughts for the good of everyone in the Society. Hats off to this Leader. Conscious is God and is in everyone of us.
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            rangan anand
            May 11, 2017 at 1:07 pm
            Arif Mohammed Khan is a secular face. Why not all parties including in the party in power BJP should take his advice
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