Triple Talaq row: AIMPLB questions PM Modi's repeated 'interference'
| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 16 (ANI): Raising questions on Prime Minister Modi's repeated interjection in the Triple Talaq issue, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Sunday asserted that they don't know in what manner the former is going to help Muslim women AIMPLB Secretary Zafrab Jilani told ANI, "The schemes of the welfare of Muslims which were being carried out upto 2014, have been virtually stopped. We don't know what the Prime Minister Modi intends to do and in what manner he is going to help and assist Muslim women." "No funds are being released for them. Therefore we don't know in what manner he proposes to help the Muslims," Jilani added. On the other hand, another member of AIMPLB Khalid Rashid lauded the Prime Minister's initiative, adding that he should also make efforts towards improving "girls' education. "We welcome Prime Minister Modi's initiative on the issue of triple talaq but he should also make efforts towards improving "girls' education. He should take appropriate steps for the women who are fighting for justice in court since long in regards to the dowry, domestic violence cases," he told ANI. Maulana asserted that the community members, who give triple talaq without valid reasons will face social boycott. "There has been misunderstanding on this issue, we will issue a code of conduct on it," he added. Asserting that Triple Talaq was a menace crippling the lives of Muslim women in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had called on the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to attack the issue on a grass-root level. "Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," the Prime Minister said during the BJP National Executive Meeting here. During a discussion on the National Commission for Backward Classes, Prime Minister suggested that the party should hold conferences for 'backward Muslims'. A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 the petitions against triple talaq. The court will hear pleas filed by several Muslim women challenging the practice under which men can divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice. (ANI)