Published On : Thu, Dec 28th, 2017

Govt using Triple Talaq Bill for political gains: Muslim board

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has dismissed the Triple Talaq Bill terming it as the government’s attempt to make political gains.

“The Central government’s approach is based on their political interests. They don’t have anything to do with Muslim women; they are only doing it for political gains,” Zafaryab Jilani, AIMPLB member told media.

Earlier in the day, the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017, which seeks to criminalise the practice of instant triple talaq was tabled in Lok Sabha by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Prasad said the proposed law is for women’s rights and justice and not regarding any prayer, ritual or religion.

To this, Jilani said the Parliamentarian was “misleading the Parliament” citing that apart from prayer, and ritual, the divorce law is also protected by Article 25 of the Constitution.

The Constitution allows Muslims, the biggest minority in the country, to regulate marriages, divorces and inheritance through their own civil code.But in August, the Supreme Court had ruled that the practice is “void”, “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.As many as 22 Muslim countries have banned the triple talaq.