Triple talaq: Shia Muslim Personal Law Board executive sides with Centre
Lucknow: The executive committee of the Shia Muslim Personal Law Board which met here on Wednesday sided with the Central government and expressed itself in favour of ban on triple talaq.
The committee resolution runs counter to the decision of the another Muslim group led by the All India Muslim Personal Law board which has already submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court opposing the move.
The Court has taken up the issue in right earnest and fixed next month for hearing the talaq case on a day- to- day basis. The daily hearing will begin on May 11.
Muslim women in both the sects, Shia and Sunni, are largely in favour of the ban which has got the support of non-religious groups in other communities too.
The Shia executive, in addition to talaq, dwelt on cow slaughter and Ram temple issues. It is of the view that the ban imposed on cow slaughter is fully justifiable. As far as the mandir issue is concerned, it wants settlement of the dispute through negotiations.
Some Hindu leaders hold the same opinion that the issue cannot be resolved by a court. The Supreme had suggested last month to settle it through talks but some Muslim and Hindu organisations threw a spanner.
Subsequently, it agreed to rehear the case but refused to do so on a daily basis. The matter still rests there.