AIMPLB hits back at UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Triple talaq issue

BSP supremo Mayawati addressing supporters on the occasion of 126th birth anniversary of Dr B.R. Ambedkar at Ambedkar Memorial in Lucknow on Friday

AIMPLB hits back at UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Triple talaq issue

The Hindu far right also reacted angrily to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) assertion that Muslims have a constitutional right to follow their personal laws of which "triple talaq" was a part, contending the Sunni outfit was responsible for "all problems" faced by the community.

The board is issuing appeals to all maulanas and imams to read out the code of conduct during Friday namaz and emphasise on its implementation, he said.

In October 2016, the personal law board had launched a campaign for women's rights as well.

"We have received 3.50 crore forms in favour of Shariyat and triple talaq from Muslim women in the country and the number of women against these are very less", chief organizer of the AIMPLB's women wing Asma Zohra said while addressing a gathering of around 20,000 women at a workshop in Eidgah on April 9. The board has made a decision to impose a "social boycott" on those misusing the practice to dissolve a marriage.

The federal government had, earlier this week, told the Supreme Court that the practices of "triple talaq", "nikah halala" and polygamy had an adverse impact on the social status and dignity of Muslim women and denied them the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution. "It is a three-month progression aimed at avoiding talaq", the minister said.For scholars too, triple talaq is more than just divorce.

Triple Talaq and Uniform Civil Code were an important agenda in the BJP manifesto for the recently held Uttar Pradesh elections.

In the Supreme Court, where a batch of petitions by divorced Muslim women are pending, AIMPLB had opposed any move to interfere with the Muslim personal law.

"AIMPLB is responsible for all problems faced by Muslims". Some people are maintaining silence on this issue.

Khan said that even if a law is made against the Shariat then Muslims would follow only Shariat.

"We do not want that there is conflict within the Muslim community over this issue".

To counter, what it said, "false propaganda on electronic and social media" over the Islamic practice, the AIMPLB has set up a special women's wing to present its point of view.

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