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Triple Talaq, Personal Laws Can’t Be Interfered With: AIMPLB to SC

Personal laws of a community cannot be “re-written” in the name of social reforms, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Friday day told the Supreme Court, while opposing pleas issues including alleged gender discrimination faced by Muslim women in divorce cases.

The AIMPLB, in its counter affidavit filed in the apex court, said the contentious issue relating to Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat) and nikah halala are matters of “legislative policy” and cannot be interfered with.

The board said that practices provided by Muslim Personal Law on the issues of marriage, divorce and maintenance were based on holy scripture Al-Quran and “courts cannot supplant its own interpretations over the text of scriptures”.

Women activists slammed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board for its counter-affidavit in Supreme Court on triple talaq saying the Muslim body has turned a blind eye to the plight of women suffering due to this practice. (Inputs: PTI)

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