AIMPLB issues code of conduct on talaq

Says no out-of-court settlement on temple

AIMPLB issues code of conduct on talaq

Rejecting demands from various quarters to abolish the practice of triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday came out with a ‘code of conduct’.

The code on the contentious issue of talaq to be followed by the community called for “social boycott” of those who divorced their wives through tripe talaq in one go, so that the community members desisted from using it.

The AIMPLB, however, said that the practice was in accordance with the shariat.

The board also made it clear that it was not for an “out of court” settlement of the Ram Temple-Babri Mosque case and that it would accept the verdict of the Supreme Court, where the matter was currently pending, in this regard.

The two-day executive committee meeting of the board, which concluded here on Sunday, also slammed opposition to triple talaq by a section of Muslim women and termed it a cultural attack even as it pledged to encourage its ‘Women’s Wing’ and use of helpline.

The board, while stating that it would provide all possible help to those who had been divorced against the principles of the shariat, asked parents to give the women a right in the property at the time of their marriage, rather than giving dowry.

“We will look at the issue of talaq from the point of view of shariat... Islam gives equal rights to men and women,” said board’s general secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani.

He also claimed that the board’s signature campaign to protest “interference” in personal laws had evoked a good response.

“We received over five crore signatures from across the country... over one crore Muslim women supported triple talaq,” he said.

Rehmani said that the board has appealed to Muslims to follow the shariat while giving divorce. A book containing a code of conduct in this regard was also distributed at the meeting.

The issue of cow slaughter was also discussed at the meeting and it was decided that Muslims should avoid slaughtering cows.

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