LUCKNOW: Opposing any reform in the Muslim personal law, a group of women today said the ratio of divorce among Muslims vis-à-vis its population is less than any other religious community.
Speaking during a conference organised by Darul Uloom Farangi Mahal, they also backed the stand taken by All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) in this regard. "Some women are trying to suggest through media that all Muslim women want changes in personal laws but it is not so. Majority of women in the community don't want any reform in the laws," Gazala Afroz, principal of Convent School, Gonda, said. According to a statement, another teacher Asia Bano, said, "The rate of divorce among Muslims is also on the lower side as per the 2011 census.
So, it is obvious that they (government) are trying to attack personal laws (by) stoking a non-issue." The women also urged community members to raise a voice against the Centre's affidavit which said the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims needed a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.