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Javed Akhtar questions Muslim Personal Law in Triple Talaq

Last Updated: Friday, 19 May 2017 (13:17 IST)
New Delhi: Noted writer and lyricist and former Rajya Sabha MP today questioned the claim by the (AIMPLB) that it would take the bride's view on triple talaq. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) told the yesterday that it would enable Muslim brides to include in the nikahnama (marriage contract) a provision allowing them to say no to triple talaq. Taking to twitter, the veteran writer and lyricist said, ' AIMPB's claim that qazis will take bride's view on 3 talaq is a charade .
 

They jolly well know that brides won't dare to give their views.' Senior counsel Kapil Sibal, appearing yesterday for the AIMPLB, told a five-judge bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar that 'we also don’t want the practice to go on. We had a meeting yesterday. It will be part of the nikahnama. We will send an advisory to all ‘qazis’ stating that they should avoid instant triple talaq,” Concluding its hearing of a clutch of petitions challenging the practice of triple talaq, polygamy and nikah halala, the bench, which includes Justices Kurien Joseph, U U Lalit, R F Nariman and Abdul Nazeer, reserved its verdict.
 
The bench had on Wednesday asked the if it was possible to include such a provision in the nikahnama. “Can it be made possible to give an option to a wife that she can say that she was agreeable to or not agreeable to it (triple talaq)? Is it possible to pass a resolution to all ‘qazis’ to include this condition in ‘nikahnama’? Give an option to wife to say ‘no’ to triple talaq,” the bench had asked. (UNI)
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