NEW DELHI: The Muslim women's rights group, which was one of the petitioners against Triple Talaq in the Supreme Court, has demanded that the Centre bring in a codified personal law which is gender just and based on the Quran.
Last week, the SC with a 3:2 majority set aside the practice of Talaq-e-Bidat or instant Triple Talaq. Following the judgment, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad ruled out a law banning the practice.
"The community needs a codified law, a comprehensive legislation which also covers issues of age of marriage, divorce, polygamy, halala, muta, inheritance, mehr etc. The state cannot escape its responsibility towards a Quran based gender just legislation which is mandated by the Constitution of the country. The SC has done its job now it is the state's turn," said a statement issued by Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA).
'Nikah Halala' is a practice that requires a woman to consummate her marriage with another man in order to return to her first husband and 'Muta' is a "temporary" marriage, also known as "pleasure marriage".
The women's group also intends to mobilise Parliamentarians for a codified Muslim personal law.