All India Muslim Personal Law Board opposes PILs against Triple Talaq

New Delhi [India], Mar. 27 : The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has opposed PILs filed against the controversial Triple Talaq in the Supreme Court, stating that petition against Muslim Law Board is 'not maintainable'.

The Muslim body has claimed that any order against Triple Talaq would be an infringement on their right to follow and profess any religion.

It has also been contended that the petitions are based on an incorrect understanding of Muslim Personal Law.

Any legislative reform, they say, must be sensitive to the cultural context of India, adding that reforms in other countries can't be applied to India.

The next hearing in this case is likely to be on March 30. Earlier this week, over a million Muslims from across India had signed a petition to end the controversial divorce practice of triple talaq.

The petition was started by the Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM), an Islamic organisation affiliated with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), adding that the positive response to the petition has been linked with the Bharatiya Janata Patry's recent success in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections.

Several women have filed a petition before the apex court seeking the quashing of the triple talaq practice.

The Central Government has also told the top court that it is against gender injustice and for equality between men and women under the Constitution.

However, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) defended the practice, saying it is better to divorce a woman than kill her.

Last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted that he favoured the discontinuation of 'triple talaq', stating that "lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be destroyed by triple talaq." He also targeted the opposition for 'politicising' the issue and supporting a gender discriminatory practice to appease their vote banks.

Source: ANI