UMF to hold protest meeting over Triple Talaq ordinance

UMF to hold protest meeting over Triple Talaq ordinance
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The United Muslim Forum on Monday decided to organise protest public meeting on Triple Talaq ordinance at Darussalam grounds A resolution on challenging the ordinance in the Supreme Court is likely to be endorsed during the meeting

Goshamahal: The United Muslim Forum on Monday decided to organise protest public meeting on Triple Talaq ordinance at Darussalam grounds. A resolution on challenging the ordinance in the Supreme Court is likely to be endorsed during the meeting.

The meeting which will be attended by representatives of all schools of thoughts and members of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on September 28 will be addressed by MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi and religious leaders. The sections of Muslim community who wanted a greater debate within the community over the issue of ‘triple talaq’ were shocked by the Union government’s decision which took route of an ordinance, even as the bill was pending in Rajya Sabha.

In his reaction recently, describing the ordinance as anti-women, MIM chief felt that the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women. He had termed the decision of Union government was in violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

While referring to Supreme Court’s judgement on triple talaq, he questioned the rationality of punishing the man, when the Apex Court held that if man pronounces triple talaq, the marriage does not get dissolved. He also felt that the burden of proof will lie on the woman, doing further injustice to her. He also questioned the provision that the husband has to provide subsistence to the woman, when the man will be in jail for three years.

Describing that the marriage in Islam was nothing but a contract, the leader felt that making triple talaq was a penal offence. Asaduddin who is also a member of the AIMPLB said that the board should challenge the ordinance in the Supreme Court as there were strong grounds to do so.

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