BJP working to build consensus on triple talaq bill

Triple Talaq Bill Muslim Board Holds Emergency Meeting Says'No Stakeholder Consulted Before Drafting The Bill Will Urge PM To Withdraw It

Ravi Shankar Prasad, however, in the bill's objects and reasons says the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), which was also a respondent in the Shayara Bano case, had contended that it was not for the judiciary to decide matters of religious practices such as talaq-e-biddat but for the legislature to make any law on the same. Maulana Nomani also accused the NDA government of ignoring the stakeholders before drafting the bill.

Meanwhile, supporting Rehmani's observations, Zafaryab Jilani, another secretary of the Board, said the provisions of the proposed bill were absurd and could never be acceptable to the Muslim community.

"The board believes that the bill is against the Constitution, the rights of women and Shariah". Clerics oppose triple talaq bill, call it interference in Islam, they said.

"We urge the government not to table the Bill in Parliament.if the government feels there is a need to protect the rights of the Muslim women then it should seek the opinion of AIMPLB, Muslim women activists and groups before taking a decision in this regard, " board member Maulana Sajjad Nomani told reporters here after the meeting.

Terming the proposed law anti-Muslim women and unconstitutional, the board said that any law on the practice should have been framed only after consulting senior Muslim leaders and clerics of the country.

Under the draft law, instant triple talaq in any form - spoken, in writing or by electronic means such as email, SMS and WhatsApp - would be bad or illegal and void.

He said if the government considered it necessary to enact such a law, it should have held talks with the AIMPLB and other representatives of Muslim women etc.

The proposed law would give power to the victim to approach a magistrate seeking “subsistence allowance” for herself and minor children.

According to the draft law, which would be applicable to the entire country except Jammu and Kashmir, giving instant talaq would attract a jail term of three years and a fine.

Nomani added that an issue, which focused on triple talaq, would result in stripping the Muslim men of their right to divorce at all if the proposed bill was passed in the Parliament in its present form.

The body also claimed the bill was against women and children, and if implemented, would destroy many families. It would be a non-bailable, cognisable offence.

Jafaryab Zilani, the convener of the board, was quoted as saying at the meeting that the bill violated the freedom of religion enshrined in the Constitution. Muslim scholars and jurists argue that concurrent talaq or triple talaq in one go has never been approved by Prphet Mohammad (peace be upon him), during the tenure of first Caliph Abu Bakr (RA) and the first two years of Caliph Omar's caliphate.

It is also learnt that there is a strong dissent among the members of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMLB) and especially some women members are upset over board's handling of the situation.

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