After the Supreme Court strikes down triple talaq system on Tuesday, by terming it as unconstitutional and ordering the Government to prepare a law in 6 months for eliminating this system, Muslim religious leaders appealed to central government not to intervene on personal laws.
After this decision, the Muslim religious leaders have reacted on the judgement, though most of them are respecting the judgment of the Supreme Court but even appealing that the central government should not interfere in the Sharia law of Muslims. Not only this, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board has convened an emergency meeting on September 10, in which the next strategy is to be discussed for tackling the issue.
Speaking to Whatthebeep, All India Muslim Personal Law Board Executive Member Zafaryab Jilani said that on September 10, the personal law board has convened an emergency meeting on this issue at Bhopal, in which all the executive members will be discussing the future strategies.
Speaking on the verdict of the Supreme Court, he said that we have to see in this judgment that what the Supreme Court has thought about the women who regard three divorces as Shari’a law. But for speaking more on this we need to see the complete judgement.
On triple talaq, he said that the board has already cleared its stand, we also want that people should not give triple talaq. For which the board came up with many reforms in the previous meeting held at Lucknow.
At the same time, Imam e Eidgah and member of the Muslim Personal Law Board, Maulana Khalid Rashid Farhangi Mahalli said, “We respect the judgment of the Supreme Court and appeal to the Central Government that it should not interfere in personal laws.”
Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad said, “There is no provision triple talaq in Shia community of Muslims, but some Sunni muslims follow this system of divorce. The Supreme Court’s decision is correct but in this matter I stand with Muslim Personal Law Board. The central government should not interfere in the Shariah laws. ”
Welcoming the Supreme Court decision, President All India Muslim Women’s Personal Law Board Shaista Amber, said, “Muslim women have won in the Supreme Court. Now we are hopeful that the Central Government will soon take action to stop the exploitation of Muslim women.”