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Triple talaq,dowry to top agenda at AIMPLB meet

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to discuss key religious reforms,including the controversial triple talaq,during its three-day general body meeting here beginning from March 19.....

Written by Virendra Nath Bhatt | Lucknow |
February 15, 2010 3:51:44 am

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to discuss key religious reforms,including the controversial triple talaq,during its three-day general body meeting here beginning from March 19.

The top Muslim body will also hold an open session to ascertain the views of the community members on triple talaq and ways to check its misuse. Widespread social evil of dowry will also be discussed.

“To spread awareness among the Muslim women on their rights,mehar (gift by the husband to wife at the time of marriage),a woman’s share in parental property,triple talaq and dowry will top our agenda during the meeting,” said Maulana Khalid Rashid,a member of the Board and general secretary of the organising committee for the three-day meet. “The board will also discuss the model nikahnama,” he added.

Admitting that the concept of tripe talaq is being misused,Rashid said: “Triple talaq in a fit of rage or for any other reason has no basis in the Shariat law. If there is discord between husband and the wife,efforts for reconciliation must be made by parents,elders and the society. If these fail,the couple can approach the ‘Darul Kaza” (Shariat court) and they should accept the judgment given by the Mufti.”

Rashid,who is also the naib imam of Aishbagh Idgah here,said an open session will be held on the last day of the meeting on March 21 to gauge popular response.

Shaista Amber,chairperson of the All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board,welcomed the move. “It’s a vindication of our stand.”

During its three-day meet,the AIMPLB will also debate on ways to protect the Muslim personal law,prevent intervention of courts and state in the Shariat law,how to bridge differences between different sects and denominations within the Muslim community,besides examining court cases relating to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute,among others.

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