At a press meet held at its headquarters at ITO, Jamiat Ulema-i- Hind president Maulana Syed Arshad Madani talked on several issues related to Muslim, including Triple Talaq, the “atmosphere of fear” following violence by ‘gau rakshaks’ and on residency certificates in Assam.
“The government should give national animal status to the cow and we will support it. These young gau rakshaks are exploiting religion to loot and murder people and taking law into their own hands. We respect the religious sentiments of our Hindu brethren but no one can be allowed to take law and order into their own hands,” he said.
On the issue of triple talaq, he said it was a religious matter and could have only a religious solution. “If the Supreme Court comes out with such an acceptable solution, we will welcome it,” Madani said.
“The court should give a chance to the ulemas to discuss and sort out its objections over triple talaq. Then they (Supreme Court) may consider those solutions and give judgement. Such a judgement based on religious interpretation will be acceptable to us,” he said.
Also, he pointed out that the matter is being “blown out of proportion” by the media.
“The way triple talaq is being talked about these days, it appears as though there are divorced women in every household and each Muslim man has four wives.”
Islamic law gives 14 rights to a married woman who can seek talaq if she feels any of these rights are infringed by her husband.
Also, the Jamiat president referred to the Guwahati High Court order on citizenship in Assam.