UP wants to know stand of women on triple talaq

Posted April 13, 2017

She alleged that her husband beat her and threw her out of the house and even asked her to get an amount of Rs 1 lakh from her parents.

The Shia scholar said the triple talaq system was unfair to women but it was a personal affair for the community and they would solve it themselves within one to one-and-a-half years.

A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 petitions against the Islamic divorce practice of triple talaq that is said to be biased against women.

The board has made a decision to end the practice of triple talaq itself in one-and-a-half years so the government should not interfere in the matter, ' Shiv Sena mouthpiece Saamna quoted Vice president of AIMPLB, Dr. Sayeed Sadiq as saying.

Many Muslim women have filed PILs in the Supreme Court challenging the provision of triple talaq and "nikah halala", terming them regressive. She said, "I want to go in". The submissions drawn by advocate Madhvi Divan have been settled by the Attornewy Genewral Mukul Rohatgi.

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The Centre had on October 7 previous year opposed in the apex court the practice of "triple talaq", "nikah halala" and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.

Describing triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy as "patriarchal values and traditional notions about the role of women in society", the Centre has said that they were "an impediment to the goal of achieving social democracy" and contrary to country's obligations under global treaties and covenants. "So, we will try to attain justice in this", the Union Minister said. They will hold talks with women organisations to know the opinion of Muslim women on the matter.

With triple talaq being one of the most discussed issues in Uttar Pradesh since the BJP government came to power in the State, more Muslim women are coming forward to express their resentment against the practice.

Describing triple talaq, nikah halala and polygamy being repugnant to the guarantee of secularism - an essential feature of the Indian Constitution - the Centre has said that the lopsided development and pockets of social backwardness was not in the larger interest of the integrity and development of the nation.