HYDERABAD: Claiming the triple talaq issue can possibly heighten and cause inevitable de-acknowledgment of Muslim Personal Law and inconvenience of uniform common code, the Chairman of State Minorities Commission that serves Andhra Pradesh and Telangana has encouraged the AIMPLB to change its position on it.
The Muslim people group today has an enormous social issue where actually lakhs of ladies everywhere throughout the nation are enduring on the grounds that their men separated them by affirming talaq thrice, Abid Rasool Khan said.
Mr Khan said that he has composed letters to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) and Jamiat-Ulema-I-Hind communicating his perspectives, taking note of that amid his residency in the last over three years, he has run over numerous instances of Muslim ladies drawing nearer the Commission looking for equity in matters of badgering, renunciation, physical misuse, non-installment of upkeep and not giving talaq or Qula, among others.
"I would like to alert you that if you (AIMPLB) insist on the triple talaq, you will be committing injustice to literally lakhs of our sisters and opening the doors for the Supreme Court to strike down this law as it is seen as being in violation of human rights," he said. "This (triple talaq) has become an issue which has the potential to escalate and cause the eventual derecognition of our personal law and the imposition of a uniform civil code," he said.
Noting that India is a secular country, Mr Khan said though religious laws are recognised, where they were found to be in violation of human rights, they were struck down by courts. "A case in point is the 'Sati' (Prevention Act, 1987) and the latest Bombay High Court judgement in the Haji Ali Dargah case," Mr Khan said.
"It is possible that a similar action may be taken in the case of triple divorce. If that happens, then the AIMPLB would have been instrumental in opening the door for the eventual imposition of the uniform civil code," he said.