Lucknow – Central government’s attempt to ban triple talaq among Muslims, has not gone down well with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). The body termed the triple talaq bill as anti-Muslim. While the bill is seen as relief to Muslim women who suffer from the instant talaq method, the AIMPLB has said that the bill will snatch women’s right of divorce. It urged the government not to table the bill in parliament. The government is planning to table the bill this week during winter session of parliament. The cabinet has approved the bill on 15th December.
AIMPLB member Sajjad Nomani criticized the government for neither following any procedure in drafting the bill, nor for consulting any stakeholder. Nomani termed the bill as both anti-women and anti-Shariat. The Supreme Court while delivering the verdict in Shayara Bano case, on 22nd August termed triple talaq as unconstitutional, and asked the government to bring in the legislation in six months to govern marriage and divorce in Muslim community.