AIMWPLB to seek Parliament nod for ?nikahnama?

THE ALL-INDIA Muslim Women?s Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) plans to get its draft ?nikahnama?, which rejects the practice of divorce via SMS, e-mail or telephone, legally registered and also passed by Parliament.

india Updated: Feb 03, 2006 01:17 IST

THE ALL-INDIA Muslim Women’s Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) plans to get its draft ‘nikahnama’, which rejects the practice of divorce via SMS, e-mail or telephone, legally registered and also passed by Parliament.

“The advisory committee of the Board is busy drafting the new Shariat ‘nikahnama’ under which the provision of uttering three ‘talaqs’ (divorce) in one go has no place,” said AIMWPLB president Shaista Amber during a function to mark the completion of one year of the Board.

She said the Board would seek legal sanction of the ‘nikahnama’ prepared by it by getting it registered and also passed by Parliament.

Amber also took strong exception to the statement given by some clerics recently saying that there were no personal laws for women in the Quran. She said the rights and duties of women had been explicitly highlighted in the holy book.

“It is this mentality and the continued neglect of women that forced us to set up a personal law board for women,” she said.

First Published: Feb 03, 2006 01:17 IST