Jamaat takes up campaign on triple talaq, Muslim Personal Law in Telangana

The members of the JIH are touring the State to educate people about Muslim Personal Law and the misconceptions about it among people.

Published: 27th April 2017 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th April 2017 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

WARANGAL: Even as the Supreme Court is hearing a case on the constitutional validity of the controversial ‘triple talaq’, a practice among Muslims in which the husband says ‘talaq’ thrice in quick succession for seeking divorce and All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMLPB) decided to not allow any “outside interference” on an issue that is described as part of Sharia, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) has launched a campaign to create awareness among Muslim communities about Muslim Personal Law and the rules to be followed before choosing to divorce using triple talaq.

The members of the JIH are touring the state to educate people about Muslim Personal Law and the misconceptions about it among people. They would be undertaking door to door campaign, organise seminars and talks, distribute literature explaining the importance of following Sharia, besides organising group meetings, scholars’ meetings and public meetings in villages, district headquarters and cities.
The JIH would also set up counselling centres to educate people on Muslim Personal Law and its benefits. They would also hold meetings and round table conferences with non-Muslims to clarify their doubts and misconceptions on Muslim Personal Law.

The organisation feels that there is nothing wrong with Muslim Personal Law and that a few people who are not aware of the real objective of it are misinterpreting and creating problem. Muslims have the “constitutional” right to follow their personal law, it said.

The JIH claims that the “propaganda” that a lot of women were affected by triple talaq is incorrect and misleading. “A few women are creating misconceptions on triple talaq and Muslim Personal Law. Most of Muslim women in the country are in favour of Muslim Personal Law. But those opposing it are trying to create an impression through media that almost all women are in favour of Uniform Civil Code,” claims JIH state president Khalida Parveen.

Sharia has given equal rights to men and women, and it is the responsibility of the community to provide those rights to women, she added. “The Muslim law protects the honour and dignity of women. It restores their rights and ensures sensible liberty for them,” she said.

According to her, adequate efforts are not made to educate Muslim masses about Islamic teachings and to eliminate the violation of Shariatis. A majority of Muslims do not know the rules and instructions that guide them in matters of marriage, divorce, inheritance and other important things, hence, there is an imperative need to educate, uplift and morally reform Muslim society as a whole, she said.

Many victims of triple talaq have filed PILs in the apex court challenging the provision of triple talaq and nikah halala, terming them “regressive”.


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