The Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign concluded at Aiwan e Ghalib, Mata Sundari Road, New Delhi, today.
Earlier, the event was held across the country to educated people about the importance of Triple Talaq and Muslim Personal Law.
‘’Triple Talaq is a non-issue that is being blown out of proportion by those with a political agenda’’ said women leaders of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) while addressing a press conference here on Tuesday. On the media heat over calls for reform regarding triple talaq and polygamy, the Jamaat women said: “Islamic laws are divine and so can’t be changed by anyone. However, the Muslim community needs awareness and education about Muslim Personal Laws to check their misuse’’.
The JIH National Secretary for Women, Atiya Siddiqa briefed the media about their ongoing nationwide ‘’Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign’’. “We are setting up counselling centres and Shariah panchayats in different parts of the country to resolve family disputes, including divorce. We are also targeting 10 lakh mosques in the country in order to apprize the Muslim masses about the teachings of Islam on family matters like marriage, divorce, inheritance etc. Our awareness campaign is in full swing in the country. JIH cadres are reaching people and educating them on issues like marriage, divorce, Khula and inheritance,” she informed.
Siddiqa said: ‘During the campaign, JIH plans to hold 10,000 awareness events including public speeches and press meets, free distribution of 2 million books and booklets on family issues like marriage, divorce, inheritance etc. Besides, JIH is holding 700 symposiums on “Gender Justice in Islam” throughout the country. Apart from metros, cities and towns, JIH cadres are reaching out to 500 slum areas and 20,000 villages. Overall, JIH has set a target of individually reaching 1.5 million Muslims and 100 million countrymen through various forms of media. We have made a mobile android app called MPLAC and a dedicated website mplac.in. The national campaign will conclude on 7th May”.
Siddiqa was accompanied by Shaista Rafat, In-charge, Women’s Department, JIH Delhi & Haryana and Nikhat Mulla, Inchage, GIO Delhi. Rafat also addressed the press.