Triple talaq case: Muslim Law Board files reply stating SC petition ‘not maintainable’; Court likely to hear issue on March 30

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Updated: March 27, 2017 4:41 PM

The move by AIMPLB comes at a time when various review petitions against the practice of triple talaq are pending before the Supreme Court.

Triple Talaq, AIMPLB, Triple talaq cases in India, Supreme Court on triple talaq, Muslim women, Muslim community, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan, Triple Talaq petitionThe move by AIMPLB comes at a time when various review petitions against the practice of triple talaq are pending before the Supreme Court. (Source: IE)

In the wake of triple talaq case, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB), on Monday, has filed a reply in Supreme Court stating that the petition filed against the Muslim Law Board is not maintainable. SC is likely to hear the matter on March 30. The move by AIMPLB comes at a time when various review petitions against the practice of triple talaq are pending before the Supreme Court. However, the Muslim law board has been defending the practice stating that ‘it is better to divorce the wife than to kill her.’

Many Muslim women, over the past, have been victims of this practice as they are thrown out of their homes, after their husbands divorce them discourteously. As these women are entirely dependent on their husbands and in-laws financially and emotionally, the practice has been widely critised by many.

Over the past few months, several Muslim women of the country have filed petitions before the SC regarding the issue seeking abolishment of this heinous practice. The AIMPLB, in November 2016, formed a women’s wing to discuss the issues prevalent to women of Muslim community. AIMPLB then passed a resolution in favour of triple talaq. The resolution was passed at AIMPLB’s three-day convention and also stated that the government was infringing into the personal laws of Muslims.

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Earlier this month, a unique case came into light when a a New York based Indian, Usman Quraishi typed a message ‘talaq’ thrice on Whatapp and divorced his wife Mahreen in Hydrabad. Even her sister-in-law, Heena Fatima, who is married to Usman’s elder brother, Syed Fayazuddin, went through a divorce in a similar manner months ago.

The Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan had pitch for immediately abolishing the triple talaq practice in the country rather than debating on it. As per the group, the debate on the issue is being wrongly confused with the Uniform Code issue, which is a separate issue altogether. The Supreme Court has directed all parties to submit their petitions and a detailed hearing on the same is expected soon.

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