Trying to nullify Triple Talaq won’t stop them from adhering to the Muslim Personal Law, said Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind (JuH) leader Maulana Arshad Madani, adding Indian Muslims will, however, respect the Supreme Court verdict.
Madani said while some were free to seek to go to All India Muslim Personal Law Board, others could urge for corrective measures from the court. He was reacting to the recent Allahabad High Court’s judgement.
The Islamic law and Sharia can be interpreted not only on the basis of Quranic verses, but one has also to take into account the Hadith (a collection of the traditions based on Prophet Mohammad’s sayings), he added.
The issue is pending in the Supreme Court, where the ruling NDA government has filed an affidavit opposing the practice of Triple Talaq.
While seeking to stop misuse of Triple Talaq, the JuH had passed a resolution against ‘government interference’ in Muslim Personal Law at its annual convention in Ajmer in November.
Certain rights were given to minorities at the time of Independence and they must be maintained. Hitting out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Madani alleged that he should speak out in this case.
He added parties such as Bahujan Samaj Party, Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam and Trinamool Congress have stated that the BJP was trying to convert India into a Hindu Rashtra.