Triple 'talaq', Ayodhya dispute to dominate AIMPLB executive meet

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Triple 'talaq', Ayodhya dispute to dominate AIMPLB executive meet


Lucknow:  Triple 'talaq' and Ayodhya dispute will dominate the agenda of the two-day crucial All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) executive beginning here this evening. AIMPLB member Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali said here today that the meeting will discuss the Ayodhya dispute against the backdrop of the Supreme Court’s suggestion for an out-of-court settlement and the issue of triple 'talaq'. He said,'The matter of Babri mosque is very crucial and discussions will be held whether there could be a way out.' The decision is significant since it comes after Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Sadiq asked the Shia community to give up their claim on the mosque in Ayodhya. The meet will also discuss ways to highlight the Board’s functions and activities through social media and strengthen its women wing. This will be the first time that the AIMPLB will discuss empowerment of women in its organisation and community. The AIMPLB has been facing resentment from Muslim women who are victims of triple 'talaq' and many of them have filed PILs in the apex court challenging the provision of triple 'talaq' and 'nikah halala', terming them as regressive. Maulana Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali,who is also Imam of Aishbagh Eidgah of Lucknow, taking a firm stand on Triple Talaq, said no one should be allowed to meddle in Shariat laws. On triple 'talaq', Farangi Mahali said, “Islam treats both men and women equally , and at some places gives women more rights over men. But the way, the issue of divorce is being talked about, it appears as if it is the only and the biggest problem of the Muslim society. This is all a conspiracy' The Sunni cleric claimed that the signatures of 2.75 crore Muslim women submitted to AIMPLB is an ample proof that they would not accept any change in the Muslim personal law. Citing the census report of 2011, Rasheed said the divorce rate in Muslims, which is 0.5 per cent, is the least as compared to other religions in the country where the divorce rate is 3.7 per cent. Clarifying that divorce is the last resort when all negotiations fail, the Imam said AIMPLB has constituted a women's wing where Muslim women can come up with their grievances.

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