Triple talaq not acceptable, says Shia Personal Law Board member Maulana Yasoob Abbas

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New Delhi | Published: March 15, 2017 7:42:57 PM

Shia Personal Law Board member Maulana Yasoob Abbas has today hit out at those supporting Triple Talaq.

He says that some people have turned the religion into a joke. (ANI)

Shia Personal Law Board member Maulana Yasoob Abbas has today hit out at those supporting Triple Talaq. Speaking to ANI he said that it was not acceptable. Stressing that some people have turned the religion into a joke he said that on one hand they say that Islam has the highest position for women and on the other hand they practice or support triple talaq.

Earlier this mont the debate on triple talaq in news channel had turned ugly after Maulvi Sajid Rashidi attacked BJP leader Shazia Ilmi by saying that she is a not a good Muslim since she celebrates Holi with Hindus.

Some panellists including Rahila Perveen objected to this statement and later Ilmi herself took to Twitter to express her opinion about the incident. She was disappointed that the host didn’t refrain Sajid Rashidi. Shazia Ilmi’s tweet read as “News Nation Anchor should have refrained Sajid Rashidi when he said ‘Shazia is not a good Muslim because she celebrates Holi with Hindus.”

This wasn’t the first time when the BJP leader is in the news due to her views about triple talaq. Earlier, she accused organisers of putting pressure on her for removing her name from the list of speakers from a discussion organised at Delhi’s Jamia Milia University. She said Awareness of National Security which is supported by RSS invited her to speak on the matter but organisers pressurised them to her name off the list. Later, the topic was changed from ‘triple talaq’ to ‘women empowerment’. However, even then Ilmi’s name was taken off from the list.

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