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Victory for women: AIMWPLB on triple talaq verdict

SC ruled the practice of divorce through triple talaq among Muslims is void

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 


The All Personal Board and the All Shia Personal Board on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme judgement on triple talaq, terming it as a victory of and in the country.

The decision, they said, has given new hope to

"The Supreme decision is historic, it is the victory of women in the country. But more than that, it is the victory of Islam," said President of the All Muslim Women Personal Board Shaista Amber, who has been fighting for the of Muslim women.

"We hope that will be banned once and for all in times to come," she said, adding it causes immense hardships to Muslim women even though "there is no provision of in Islam".

"This discriminatory arrangement is made by so-called religious leaders and it has harmed the lives of lakhs of women...The decision has given new hope to Muslim women," she said.

The Supreme by a majority verdict today ruled that the practice of through among Muslims is "void", "illegal" and "unconstitutional" and held that it is against the basic tenets of

Asking the government to enact a new law without harming the Sharia, she hoped that a new legislation will be brought without any pressure to ensure welfare and prosperity of Muslim women.

The All India Shia Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Yasoob Abbas too welcomed the decision, saying it will help end of Muslim women in the name of triple talaq.

"There was no arrangement of triple talaq in the times of Holy Prophet...We want a strong legislation against triple talaq...A law similar to the one against the practice of Sati," he said.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board General secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani, however, refused to comment on the verdict saying, the board will sit together and decide on the future steps in this matter.

First Published: Tue, August 22 2017. 13:49 IST