Standing with AIMPLB on triple talaq is standing with devil: RSS leader

Terming the All India Muslim Personal Law Board as “un-Islamic” and “illegal”, a senior RSS functionary today said standing with the body over the issue of triple talaq was like “supporting devil.”

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End of triple talaq would not guarantee alleviation of all the woes of Muslim women. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stand on triple talaq alone is not sufficient. It needs to go beyond that," Hasina Khan of Bebaak Collective and an intervenor in Shayara Bano case, said.(Representative image, PTI)

Terming the All India Muslim Personal Law Board as “un-Islamic” and “illegal”, a senior RSS functionary today said standing with the body over the issue of triple talaq was like “supporting devil.” “There is no mention of triple talaq and halala in Quran Sharif. It is not sanctioned by the Muslim holy book. It is the worst persecution of humanity and women,” Indresh Kumar said. Kumar, who is a patron of RSS affiliate-Muslim Rashtriya Manch, said according to the Islamic philosophy, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) “is not a legal institution and does not represent Muslims in the country.”

“There is no Islamic status, constitutional status or legal standing of the board…and standing with it on any issue, especially triple talaq, is like supporting the ‘shaitan’ (devil),” he said at a seminar organised by Forum for Awareness on National Security.

Stressing that the board was set up for Muslim vote bank politics, Kumar claimed the Congress came up with the idea of AIMPLB after the minorities drifted away to regional parties.

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“So to retain their vote bank, the party encouraged Muslim leaders who were fundamentalists to set up a board and also gave them money,” he alleged.

Noting that the ‘Quran Sharif’ does not sanction triple talaq and halala, Kumar said, “Some people are emotionally blackmailing others on the basis of Sharia (Islamic law). There is no Sharia outside the Quran Sharif.”

During his hour-long speech, the RSS functionary also held Pakistan responsible for the tension in Kashmir.

He also hit out at China for “standardising” official names of six places in Arunachal Pradesh.

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