Muslim personal law board forms women wing on triple talaq
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board has decided to form a women’s wing to look into issues such as triple talaq. The Board took the decision on Sunday, the last day of its three-day convention held in Kolkata, The Indian Express reported.
“Taking a historic decision, the board has formed a women’s wing. Social reform activities among women will be expanded across the country through this wing,” Kamal Farooqui, member of the personal law board’s executive committee, said during a press conference.
The resolution passed at the AIMPLB’s three-day convention, which concluded today, stated that the government was infringing into the personal laws of Muslims. The women’s wing would also deal with other issues like family disputes and education, AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jellani told a press conference here after the convention.
It decided to launch an all-India Muslim women helpline, a toll free call centre in Urdu, English and eight regional languages to counsel and guide Muslim women on family disputes to go to the Darul-Qaza.
The Board also passed a resolution that said that the central government was infringing into personal laws of the community. Board member Kamal Farooqi said, “It seems that the government is bringing up this isssue of triple talaq and uniform civil code ahead of UP polls in order to communally polarise people and reap political dividends.” He said “the Shariah laws have their origin in the Holy Quran and the Sunnah, and they cannot be modified changed or altered”.
The Muslim law body has been on the receiving end of criticism from rights activists for turning a blind eye towards how the triple talaq practice makes Muslim women suffer.