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AIMPLB campaigns to convey 'right to practise Muslim personal law'

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Melissa Porter | 12 September, 2017, 14:34

However, on Monday, The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said that though it respects the Supreme Court's verdict, over ban on the practice of divorce by triple talaq, it feels that considers the centre's submission in the apex court about all other forms of their marriages as an "attack on the personal law".

The AIMPLB's working committee met here to discuss the Supreme Court's recent judgment on triple talaq but the meeting remained inconclusive on whether to challenge the Supreme Court's judgment declaring triple talaq as unconstitutional. The AIMPLB also has accused the central government of attempting an attack on Muslim personal laws.

During the pronouncement of the verdict, Chief Justice of India Khehar and Justice S Abdul Nazeer were in favour of putting on hold for six months the practice of triple talaq and asking the government to come out with a law in this regard, justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit held it as violative of the Constitution.

The campaign will also involve organising meetings of Muslim men and women across the country, after which resolutions will be passed and copies sent to the President, Prime Minister, judges, law commission and women's commission to assert the community's right to follow its personal laws.

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on 10 September 2017 chose to constitute a committee comprising experts that would look into the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Sharia (Islamic law).

The Muslim Personal Board was of the opinion that even though instant triple Talaq is viewed as sinful, it is still considered valid.

"Supreme Court judgement states that majority of Muslim women are against triple talaq".

"We have taken steps to discourage this practice through community reform programmes and issued a model form of Nikahnama about two decades ago". Although they agreed to abide by the rules laid down by the court decisively, they maintained that " the process has to be judicial without bringing politics into it.