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UP minister, AIMPLB member lock horns over triple talaq issue


Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh minister Mohsin Raza on Tuesday dubbed All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) as ‘All India Maulawi (Cleric) Personal Law Board’ and said the organization which does not work for the welfare of society, but endorses practice like triple talaq should be banned.

“AIMPLB should not be called as Muslim Personal Law Board but a Maulawi (Cleric) Personal Law Board. Such organization should be banned as it does not work for the welfare of society but endorses practice like triple talaq that is harassment to women. Triple talaq is somewhere against the Constitution as it does not come within the prevalence of it. Any organization should work according to the Constitution of India,” Raza told ANI.

Backing PM Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s stand on triple talaq, Raza further said that a new law should be implemented putting an end to triple talaq practice.

Meanwhile, reacting to Raza’s assertion, member of AIMPLB Maulana Khalid Rashid Firangi Mahali said the political leaders are making political issue out of the triple talaq, adding Muslim Personal Law Board is a registered organization.

“From the very first day nothing Islamic or nothing religious is being said or done as far as the issue of triple talaq is concerned. It has been completely made a political issue. Anyone can see that from the time of the election campaigning for the UP election till now.We think it will continue till 2019. Muslim Personal Law Board is a registered organization under the Society Act,” Mahali told ANI. Adityanath on Monday attacked those not speaking out against the triple talaq issue, saying they were equally guilty as the ones practicing it.