The All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) has welcomed the clearance of Tripal Talaq Bill, although we are not fully satisfied and are against the few norms in the bill.
The bill termed as the ‘Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2017 seeks to criminalise the practice of instant divorce in Islam. Talaaqe Biddat is the most hateful practice in the sight of Allah Almighty.
Muslim women have been fighting for the abolishment of the practice since 2005.
The other governments were not paying heed to this issue. We have been fighting for this for a long time. In 2005, we proposed the same to the central government as well as then President Pratibha Patil, when Congress was in Centre but this issue was ignored on the pretext of being a sensitive case. No one thought about the rights of women.
Whatever law is made should be made in light of Quran, because Quran comes first and no woman will go against the Quran. As per the bill, the husband must be jailed, which is unislamic as there would be no scope for counselling. There is declaration of funds for triple talaaq victims or their kids who are abandoned by husband.
The Supreme Court, had earliar passed the order terming the practice of instant triple Talaq (divorce) as “unconstitutional.”