Andhra Pradesh and Telangana’s Chairman of State Minorities Commission has urged the AIMPLB to change its stance on it.
“I would like to alert you that if you (AIMPLB) insist on the triple talaq, you will be committing injustice to literally lakhs of our sisters and opening the doors for the Supreme Court to strike down this law as it is seen as being in violation of human rights,”Congressmen Abid Rasool Khan told PTI.
Congressmen Abid Rasool Khan told PTI, “Muslim community has a huge social problem where literally lakhs of women all over the country are suffering because their men divorced them by pronouncing talaq thrice.”
Khan told reporters many Muslim women have approached the Commission seeking justice in matters of harassment, physical abuse, non-payment of maintenance and not granting talaq.
“Muslim community has a huge social problem where literally lakhs of women all over the country are suffering because their men divorced them by pronouncing talaq thrice,” he said.
He added that triple talaq has resulted in a large number of Muslim women being abandoned by their husbands who divorced them in a fit of anger or because of their ignorance about the way to divorce a woman.
Fearing that if AIMPLB doesn’t change its stance, Khan noted that then there is high probability of imposition of the uniform civil code.
“A case in point is the ‘Sati’ (Prevention Act, 1987) and the latest Bombay High Court judgement in the Haji Ali Dargah case. It is possible that a similar action may be taken in the case of triple divorce. If that happens, then the AIMPLB would have been instrumental in opening the door for the eventual imposition of the uniform civil code,” he said.