Apprehensive about what will follow after Supreme Court’s ban on Triple Talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has called for a meeting to discuss the SC verdict, reports Indian Express. In the meeting which is to be held on September 10, the members will take a call on whether the board should file a review petition. The board, according to the Indian Express report, seemed uncertain about the actual situation.
There seemed to have been a discrepancy in the interpretation of the 22 August SC verdict between the AIMPLB members. Where Maulana Wali Rehman said that there would be no Muslim divorces for next 6 months until the government brings a law, Member Kamal Farooqui who is also a lawyer said that the judgment is only applicable to instantaneous triple talaq and so that divorce ”over the prescribed period of 90 days would continue as usual”. Farooqui dubbed the verdict as a ‘big victory’ and said, “the verdict means that personal laws in this country are protected”.
While Rehmani did not have any doubt about the triple talaq being banned for 6 months, but he said he cannot comment if the government should bring a law unless he sees what it is.
Farooqui, reaffirmed the fact that judgement has not restrained willing Muslim couples from taking divorce but pointed out that there are several different schools of thought in the country and everybody might not be okay with the eradication of the practice.
Meanwhile, Shaista Amber of All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, has called the verdict historic and Islamic Organisation Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind’s iaz Farooqui has said that it would be able to comment only after the verdict, reported Indian Express.