Muslim women's group demands government to frame a Muslim personal law

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.

Published: 30th August 2017 12:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th August 2017 12:27 AM   |  A+A-

Muslim women flashing victory sign at a college after Supreme Court announced a ban on triple talaq. (Nagaraj Gadekal | EPS)

By PTI

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.

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