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Will fight against triple talaq: Muslim cleric

ANI  |  Hyderabad (Telangana) 

Muslim Cleric Maulana Yasoob Abbas on Wednesday said that he will fight against the system of Triple Talaq.

Asserting that a man cannot divorce by merely saying talaq thrice Abbas said," By only saying 'Talaq' thrice you cannot get divorced. For divorce you need a witness. No one cannot divorce his spouse by saying talaq thrice in a sitting."

"The matter is in the Supreme Court, the of has expressed its views. I want that this system of triple talaq ends and we are fighting for it," he told ANI.

Several women have filed a before the Supreme seeking the quashing of the triple talaq practice.

The Central has also told the top that it is against gender injustice and for equality between men and women under the Constitution.

However, the All Muslim Personal Board (AIMPLB) has defended the practice, saying it is better to divorce a woman than kill her.

"The rights bestowed by religion can't be questioned in a of law," it said.

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First Published: Wed, March 15 2017. 21:33 IST