AIMPLB to continue efforts to stop triple talaq bill

Prime News, National (Hyderabad), February 12:- The All India Muslim Personal Law Board, the apex body of Indian Muslims, on Sunday vowed to continue its efforts to stop passage of the triple talaq bill by Parliament.

It also indicated that if the bill, in its present form, is passed by Rajya Sabha after being passed by the Lok Sabha, they will challenge it in the Supreme Court.

The indication came after the board’s 26th plenary, which concluded here on Sunday.

AIMPLB Secretary Zafaryab Jilani told a news conference that during the plenary, board member and senior lawyer at Bombay High Court Yusuf Hathim Muchhala gave his opinion that if the bill is passed by the Rajya Sabha in its present form, it may be challenged in the Supreme Court. He hopes that the apex court will strike down the legislation.

Jilani said the board had not taken any formal decision on the issue but this was examined during the meeting.

The board said that the bill is against the Shariat and the Constitution. “The Talaq-e-Biddat bill moved by the central government is anti-women. It will create more difficulties for women. It is against Shariah and it is against the Constitution,” it said in a statement.

“The Board will start a country-wide awareness campaign against this Bill and will also coordinate with the opposition parties which are opposing the Bill. Country-wide, women’s empowerment meetings will be continuously held,” it added.

AIMPLB Secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani said that the board is taking various steps to stop instant triple talaq which is considered a sin in Islam. The board has already called for social boycott of those giving instant triple talaq. (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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