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Triple talaq’s present form unfair says Ahmadi at Madani Law Institute launch

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New Delhi: As the issue of triple talaq, polygamy, maintenance and other Muslim personal law issues hog the limelight, Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind has come forward to work aggressively on protecting the personal law and avoiding interference in it. The JUH has taken a much needed initiative in this regard.

The biggest Muslim socio-religious organization in the country has launched a training course for Muslim personal law. The JUH has tried to ensure that lawyers and Muslim clerics come together and make the latest initiative a success.

The course has been formally launched under Jamiat Law Institute by JUH general secretary Maulana Mahmood Madani. The Jamiat Law Institute was inaugurated by none other than former Chief Justice of India Justice Ahmadi.

Hundreds of Muslim clerics from Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Bihar, Punjab and Delhi attended the course that is going to be very important for the whole Muslim community in the coming years. Many prominent Muslims who attended the ceremony included Jamiat President Maulana Usman Mansoorpuri, Dean Faculty of Law IP University Prof. Muhammad Afzal, Additional Advocate General Uttar Pradesh Zafaryab Jeelani, Vice Chancellor Darul Uloom Deoband Mufti Abulqasim Nomani, Islamic Fiqh Academy general secretary Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Kamal Farooqi and Neyaz Ahmad Faruqi etc.

While inaugurating the course, Justice Ahmadi said that it is of no use to get agitated over the Muslim personal law issue. We need to prepare a sane strategy to respond to the questions being raised on the issues of triple talaq, polygamy, maintenance and other similar issues.

“Some elements want us to get unduly agitated on an important issue like personal law. We usually become agitated and start protesting. It is they who need to fear it and not we. Muslims should contemplate seriously on the issue of triple talaq in a single sitting and take a united stand on it. The present form of triple talaq is rather unfair at the moment”, said the renowned jurist and former Supreme Court Chief Justice.

While talking on the occasion Zafaryab Jilani said that there is no denying that triple talaq provision is often misused. Nonetheless we cannot ban it as it will be against the religion. He further said that those people who talk of the equal treatment of women should tell me if women are equally represented in Supreme Court, Parliament, assemblies, government, academic institutions of higher learning.

The Additional Advocate General of UP further said that the difference cannot be eliminated. He said that the personal law is not something alien. It is part of the Indian Constitution.

Renowned cleric Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani said that triple talaq can be equated with toilet in a house. Though toilet is not something to gloat about, but no house is complete without a toilet. Similar is the case with divorce. But Islam is not complete without it. He went on to add that this course will be very useful for Muslim ulama and others. ((Translated from Inquilab)

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