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Muslim Law Board denounces Modi govt.’s interference in Muslim personal law

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New Delhi: The war of words on Uniform Civil Code is becoming shriller with every passing day. The Union government’s recommendation to the Supreme Court to make triple talaq and polygamy illegal in the country has taken the 200 million strong Indian Muslim community by surprise.

While there has been a rising demand from some quarters among the Indian Muslim community about ban on triple talaq and maintenance to the woman in case of divorce, Muslims are united that the BJP government is using the issue as a political plank. The BJP government’s apparent malevolent intentions towards the community will make every action taken by it hateful for the Muslim community.

Meanwhile an increasing number of Muslim women who have been questioning the legality of triple talaq are coming forward to denounce the government move. They are also taking united stand against ban on polygamy. They claim that as it is allowed by Qur’an they can never think of going against it, though they certainly want some regulations in this regard.

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In the meantime All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has asked the government to refrain from interfering in Muslim personal law as it was divine. The AIMPLB said that the community will not tolerate any interference in this regard.

While speaking at a press conference in New Delhi here, the clerics said, “The Personal Law Board wants to make it clear to the central government as well as the Law Commission that the personal law is the voice of the entire Muslim community and that they will not bear any kind of interference in the personal law and that all the Muslim organizations and schools of thought are strongly behind the Personal Law Board”.

In a statement released today, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said, “The All India Muslim Personal Law Board along with all prominent Muslim organizations like Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind, Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muslim Majlise- Mushawarat, Milli Council, Markazi Jamiat Ahle Hadees plus the schools of thought like Deoband, Barelvi, Ahle Hadith, Shia etc., reject the questionnaire prepared by the Law Commission. It is also explicitly expressed that this is unacceptable to the Muslim community and make honest appeal to the community to boycott and not to respond to the questionnaire of the Law Commission”.

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