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Triple talaq Bill anti-women

Triple talaq Bill anti-women
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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday termed the triple talaq Bill -'anti-Muslim-' and said that it is a conspiracy to snatch...

AIMPLB wants Modi to withdraw it

New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday termed the triple talaq Bill "anti-Muslim' and said that it is a conspiracy to snatch right of divorce from the men. Opposing the Bill, the law board demanded that the government should not table it.

AIMPLB member Sajjad Nomani said that neither did the government follow any procedure while drafting the Bill, nor did they consult any stakeholder. President of the AIMPLB will convey this stand to PM and request him to withhold and withdraw the Bill, he added.

Nomani, during a press conference in Lucknow, said the triple talaq Bill is against both Muslim women and the Shariat. "We appeal to the government not to table it in Parliament," he said. The Supreme Court held triple talaq as unconstitutional in August this year, but the practice still continued. The government then came up with the Bill.

The government drafted the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 that makes triple talaq a criminal offence punishable with imprisonment up to three years and/or fine. The Union Cabinet cleared the Bill on December 15. The AIMPLB has earlier termed the Bill a "direct interference in religious matters".

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