Make marriage easy, divorce difficult: Shaista Amber
Lucknow: All India Women Muslim Personal Law Board President Shaista Amber, on Saturday, said that government should bring a law which makes the “procedure of divorce difficult and eases the marriage process”.
While addressing media here, she said that AIWMPLB does not support Uniform Civil Code. “We want that the laws regarding Muslim Marriage and Divorce should be made according to Shariyat and not based on UCC,” she said.
She stated, “We work according to shariyat and do not want any change in it but we want to protect women from being harassed by their husbands and families.”
Speaking on triple talaq issue, the AIWMPLB President said that the practice should not be accepted if said in a flow instead it should be said at an interval of at least a month.
“A new Muslim Marriage Act should be brought and implemented," said Amber.
What else she stated:
- Women should be protected from Halala. Quran never supports Halala and those who say that it is written in the holy book should be strongly punished. A lot of women are suffering from this evil practice and they should be protected.
- We are not contradicting the ideologies of Muslim Personal Law Board but we want safety for women of our community. They are considered as use-and-throw commodities.
- Quran does not consider Iddat as a compulsion, neither does Sharia supports it and if any Muslim priest says that Iddat is compulsory, he should be punished.
- Waqf board should pay for the necessities of a Muslim woman after Iddat (Second marriage).
- The government should introduce a law that directs husband to take care of a child until it is two-year-old. Father should also bear the expenses of a child’s education till the latter wants to study.