AIMPLB asks for withdrawing Triple Talaq bill, shocking says BJP

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"The bill not only goes against divorced Muslim women but also creates a confusion between the system of triple talaq and the instantaneous three talaqs", said Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, a member of the board, after an emergency meeting in Lucknow on Sunday.

It said that since this proposed law is going to affect Muslims at large, the effect of the law would be against the Muslim Woman and Children, encroaches the fundamental rights of Equality and Rights set out in Article 25 of the Constitution of India, the AIMPLB shall oppose this Bill at all the levels and create awareness amongst the public at large.

Nadvi will request Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withhold or withdraw the bill.

The board, which held an emergency meeting here at the prestigious Islamic seminary Nadwa-tu-Ulema, said that due procedure was not followed before preparing the draft and demanded that the Bill not be tabled in Parliament.

Opposing the Central government's move of introducing a Bill in the current session of the Parliament criminalising instant triple talaq, lawyers under the aegis of the Muslim Advocates Association of Andhra Pradesh (MAAAP) staged a protest at the Collectorate here on Friday.

The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, prepared by an inter-ministerial group headed by home minister Rajnath Singh, will be introduced in Parliament next week.

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"They had also submitted in the Supreme Court that they would issue advisories to the members of the community against this practice", the minister explains.

"This judgement gave a boost to liberate Indian Muslim women from the age-old practice of capricious and whimsical method of divorce, by some Muslim men, leaving no room for reconciliation", the minister says in the bill's statement of objects.

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. The bill, passed by the Lok Sabha in April, was sent to the Rajya Sabha which passed the bill with amendments.

Senior Shia cleric and Board vice-president Maualana Kalbe Saadiq, who had supported ban on triple talaq, was not present.

"In case of a constitution amendment bill, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha can not differ". She argued the issue is not religious but is for the social upliftment of Muslim women.

The offences under the purview of this bill will be cognizable and non-bailable.It shall extend to the whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir.

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