Central Shia Board opposes polygamy, triple talaq system

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 14, 2018, 5:58 am IST
Updated Jun 14, 2018, 5:58 am IST
On the objection against UCC that it would be a tyranny to the minority community.
Syed Waseem Rizvi
 Syed Waseem Rizvi

New Delhi: In a significant development, the Lucknow-based Central Shia Waqf Board has urged the Law Commission on Wednesday to come out with a Uniform Civil Code for all religions including Muslims as it would help rid discrimination against women.

Rejecting the opposition of AIMPLB that even if a common civil code is formulated, it should be optional for the Muslims to adopt its provisions, the Shia sect said such a code should be applicable for all throughout the country. 

 

On the objection against UCC that it would be a tyranny to the minority community, the Shia Waqf Board said the right to equality guaranteed under Article 14 and right against non-discrimination under Article 15 and right to life and liberty under Article 21 can’t be secured and gender justice can’t be achieved without implementing UCC.  

Opposing polygamy and triple talaq, the Shia Board said a man marrying upto four wives and divorcing his wife by utterance of triple talaq or refusal to maintain a divorced wife after a limited period of three months are all practices derogatory to the dignity of woman. 

Location: India, Delhi, New Delhi




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