The president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH), Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari, came down heavily against the proposed Bill related to triple talaq. Addressing the monthly Press meet of JIH at its headquarters today, Maulana Umari who is also the Vice President of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board said: “The bill (Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017)) is totally against the Quran and the Shariah. No Muslim believes that a pronouncement of talaq three times is null and void. Some Muslims say it is counted as three and some aver that it is to be counted as one. But no Muslim school of jurisprudence says that such a pronouncement is null and void’’.
He said: “We do not feel that making a law will help matters. What the government should do is utilize its power to create awareness in the community.” Raising a pertinent question, the JIH President asked: “It is also anti-woman and against the rights of women as there are number of cases where a Muslim wife wants to get rid of her husband immediately. She does not want to continue being his wife even for a day. She wants her freedom by opting out of marriage with immediate effect. Are we not going to prolong her agony by bringing such a law?’’
Earlier the secretary general of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, Muhammad Salim Engineer briefed the media on different issues of concern like the Assam National Register of Citizens, Bhima Koregaon violence and situation in the Middle East.