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KOLKATA, Nov 20, 2016:  The Con Sunday strongly opposed the central government’s move against triple talaq and imposition of uniform civil code, saying divine Sharia laws regarding marriage, divorce and adaptation cannot be modified or altered by any person or authority.

The AIMPLB has submitted an affidavit before the Supreme Court and also approached the Prime Minister and five Cabinet Ministers to explain their stand on these issues.

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“The Board (AIMPLB) is competent to take up issues with the honourable Supreme Courtand is hopeful that the constitutional guarantees to all religious units in the country would not be disturbed,” the Board said at the end of its 25th Annual General Meeting in Kolkata.

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The Board also said the entire Muslim community, including women, are in favour of the Sharia laws and government’s attempt to interfere with the personal laws stands defeated.

“The Muslim women are coming out in large numbers to support the Board. The government’s attempt to project Muslim women as suppressed and oppressed is a ploy to show the entire Muslim community in bad light,” Dr. Asma Zahra, the Convenor of the just-formed AIMPLB Women’s Wing, said.

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The Board announced the formulation of a “Women’s Wing” that would work to resolve issues, like divorce, dowry and female foeticide among Muslims. It would also launch a toll-free service called “All India Muslim Women Helpline” in Urdu, English and eight regional languages to support women.

Reasoning in favour of triple talaq, the Board members said it is better for a woman to get a divorce than being abandoned by the husband that happens in large numbers in other communities. (IANS)

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Triple Talaq Now Banned In India

While most Hindu personal laws have been overhauled and codified over the years, Muslim laws have been left to religious authorities and left largely untouched.

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India’s government on Wednesday approved an ordinance to implement a top court ruling striking down the Muslim practice that allows men to instantly divorce.

The government decision came after it failed to get approval of Parliament a year after the court ruled that the practice of triple “talaq” violated the constitutional rights of Muslim women.

Most of the 170 million Muslims in India are Sunnis governed by the Muslim Personal Law for family matters and disputes. The laws include allowing men to divorce by simply uttering the Arabic word “talaq,” or divorce, three times — and not necessarily consecutively, but at any time, and by any medium, including telephone, text message or social media post.

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The government will have another six months to get Parliament’s approval for the ordinance to become law. But in the meantime, suspects can be prosecuted using the ordinance.

Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that nearly 22 countries, including neighboring Pakistan and Bangladesh, have banned the practice and appealed to the opposition to approve the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill.

India’s Muslim Law Board had told the court that while they considered the practice wrong, they opposed any court intervention and asked that the matter be left to the community. But several progressive Muslim activists decried the law board’s position.

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Muslim women hold placards during a protest against a bill passed by India’s lower house of Parliament last week that aims at prosecuting Muslim men who divorce their wives through the “triple talaq,” or instant divorce. VOA

After the Supreme Court verdict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government introduced a bill criminalizing the practice and it was approved in December by the lower house of Parliament, where his party commands a majority. But it couldn’t get the approval of the upper house, where the opposition controls the majority of seats.

The main opposition Congress party is opposing a three-year prison sentence for the offenders and wants a parliamentary committee to discuss the issue to reach a consensus. It favors a lesser sentence.

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In India, triple talaq has continued with the protection of laws that allow Muslim, Christian and Hindu communities to follow religious laws in matters like marriage, divorce, inheritance and adoption. While most Hindu personal laws have been overhauled and codified over the years, Muslim laws have been left to religious authorities and left largely untouched. (VOA)