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AIMPLB against triple talaq bill, moots action against member over suggestion to shift Babri

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board says the proposed legislation in triple talaq is against the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Constitution.

india Updated: Feb 10, 2018 20:12 IST
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Srinivasa Rao Apparasu
Hindustan Times, Hyderabad
The 26th plenary meet of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was held in Hyderabad.
The 26th plenary meet of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board was held in Hyderabad.(HT PHOTO)

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Saturday reiterated its opposition to the ‘Centre’s attempts to interfere in the personal law matters of the Muslims’ by making a legislation on triple talaq.

AIMPLB general secretary Moulana Wali Rehmani, in his report at the 26th plenary of the board, expressed concern over the threat to the personal law with the instant triple talaq legislation being enacted by the Central government. “It is against the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Indian Constitution and also against the previous court verdicts,” he said.

Appreciating the stand taken by the Opposition parties in Rajya Sabha, where the bill has stalled, Rehmani requested the personal law board to suggest and guide the Muslims in this regard. He also asked the plenary to evolve a strategy to stop the Centre from passing the bill.

The Board took serious note of the suggestion made by Moulana Sayyed Salman Hussaini Nadvi, one of the executive committee members, that the Babri Masjid be shifted from the existing disputed site in Ayodhya to another place, where another magnificent mosque and a university could be built.

While Moulani Nadvi skipped the plenary meeting on the second day, the Board constituted a four-member committee with senior clerics to look into his comments and suggest a disciplinary action against him.

Referring to the controversy, Rehamni, without naming anybody, said misleading rumours were being circulated by some elements to misguide the Muslims on Babri Masjid issue with regard to out of the court settlement. He reiterated that the stand taken by the Board in the past that a mosque would always be a mosque. “That does not mean we are not against negotiations, but they should be based on fair justice and equal honour,” he said.

Rehmani explained in detail the legal battle being waged by the Board on the contentious Babri Masjid issue in the Supreme Court. He said the court had expressed view that the case was related to the title of the land and did not relate to the matter of faith or belief. He said the related documents had already been submitted to the court and some other documents which were yet to be translated would be submitted as per the court directions.

Declaring the Hyderabad plenary as historic, he said that it was being held at a very crucial juncture when the Muslim community was confronting with many issues with the government of the day adopting a bias attitude.

On the issue of social reforms, Rehmani said a lot of awareness was being created among the Muslims with a movement called “Tahaffuz-e-shariyat-wo-Ishalahai-Mashhira” (Protection of Shariya Law, Understanding Shariya law and social reforms).

Moulana Syed Mohd Rabey Hasani Nadvi, President AIMPLB, presided over the plenary session, which was attended by over 500 delegates.

First Published: Feb 10, 2018 20:12 IST

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