Triple talaq: Mixed response for ban call
New Delhi: If triple talaq is banned, it would be a major victory for the BJP, which has been energetically campaigning against it. The party’s strategists feel that the move has already made BJP closer to the Muslim women and consolidated the support of it’s core constituency — the Hindutva vote across the vote bank.
Banning triple talaq will “not benefit” Muslim women, vice-president of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari on Thursday said. “Even if tripe talaq is outlawed, those who want to trouble their wives will still continue to do so and stop giving conjugal rights to their wives. This will lead to many complications and jeopardise the woman’s stature and dignity,” he said. Meanwhile, several organisations voiced their opinion on the issue even as the SC on Thursday began hearing petitions challenging triple talaq and nikah halala, saying it would examine whether the practice was an enforceable fundamental right. “Time has now come to decide whether Prophet’s Islam will reign supreme or the Islam of a selected few mullahs,” said All India Shia Personal Law Board spokesperson Maulana Yasoob Abbas. He said many Muslim countries have “already put an end to the practice as it is directly linked to the lives of women.”