Darul Uloom too opposes Centre moves, supports boycott call
Saharanpur: Gradually support to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which is opposed to the uniform civil code and triple talaq is growing. The latest to back its stand is Darul Uloom, the Islamic institution at Deoband in this district of Uttar Pradesh. Besides appealing to Muslims in general to go with it, the institution has declared that it will give its full support to the signature campaign launched against the central government’s move in favour of the new laws.
The Darul Uloom waqf which met on Wednesday passed five resolutions with regard to these laws after discussing them at length. The resolutions were passed unanimously. The meeting was presided by Maulana Mohammad Salim Quasmi. The Darul Uloom will boycott the law commission constituted some time back to study different laws and suggest amendments, if needed.
It was of the view that the government’s move was the violation of article 25 of the constitution which had allowed religious freedom to all communities. The issue has been discussed by different courts a number of times and always the decision has gone in favour of the community.
Similarly, Shariya laws governing issues like triple talaq guide the community. Any interference in these laws is interference in the social and religious lives of the group. These laws are in practice since 1937 and none has changed them so far. As such, the changes are unacceptable and will be opposed at all fora.
A member of the Board who attended the meeting went further and said that parliament had no powers to change the personal laws of the community. The Board has already pointed out that it is wrong to say that Muslim laws are biased and in favour of males. On the contrary , they have been given full protection to see that justice is not denied to married women. It was largely for this reason that the rate of divorce in the community is lower than other groups.
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