Uttar Pradesh’s first woman qazi Hina Zaheer Naqvi tagthebird
“I strongly oppose triple talaq. Even Quran, the central religious text of Islam, does not give any instructions encouraging the practice of oral talaq. This is mere misinterpretation of the verses,” she said.
In a fight to end triple talaq in India, the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) has started a campaign and has collected 50,000 signatures so far in support of the demand. The organisation has also approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) urging it to back the campaign.
Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan dnaindia
“Muslim women are entitled to their Constitutional rights and any practice or law that is violative of the Constitutional principles of justice and equality must be abolished. Just as with other communities Muslim women want to reform the personal law in practice currently and bring it on par with the Constitutional and Quranic principles of gender justice,” stated the BMMA letter to NCW chief Dr Lalitha Kumaramangalam.
Meanwhile, former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju has also advocated abolishing the practice of ‘triple talaq’.
Retired Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju barandbench
Common Civil Code is a must. Sharia has kept Muslims backwardhttps://t.co/8mkGDBlTu8https://t.co/orNrFmruag — Markandey Katju (@mkatju) June 1, 2016
Common Civil Code is a must. Sharia has kept Muslims backwardhttps://t.co/8mkGDBlTu8https://t.co/orNrFmruag
— Markandey Katju (@mkatju) June 1, 2016
Katju claimed that the Sharia law has kept the Muslims backward and that civil code is a must.