50000 Muslims Women, Men signed Petition against Triple Talaq, seeking ban on Polygamy, unilateral, verbal divorce

The petition circulated by the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) over ‘Triple Talaq’ has now sought the National Commission for Women (NCWs) intervention. Over 15 states have been a part of this campaign, and the group has also written to the NCW chairperson Lalita Kumar Mangalam to enlist the support for this long pending demand of India’s Muslim women.

50000 Muslims Women Men signed Petition against Triple Talaq

A recent study by the BMMA has found that 92% of Muslim women in India endorsed abolition of triple talaq. This form of in lateral divorce given over phone, text message and email has become increasingly frequent leaving women with the soft hand of the stick.

Some statistics shows Indian Muslim women want an end to this very unilateral sort of practice is about 92%.

Muslim men also seem to be endorsing that there must be a ban on this. Supreme Court is now looking into the matter. Meanwhile, another petition filed by a woman named Saira Bano from Dehradun. This time it has been tabled by the lawyer within the RSS, she is seeking the codification of Muslim personal law as it exists in several other Muslim states, for her petition.

The critical question here is that, How Supreme Court will examine the several complex arguments.

Central Government committee recommended abolishing Triple Talaq

The Supreme Court has asked to submit a report to the court within six weeks on all the matters related to Muslims and other religious minority’s law. This committee formed during UPA government. The committee report says several things to improve the condition of Muslim women.

This report recommends a ban on the practice of polygamy, giving oral and unilateral triple talaq. The committee formed in the tenure of UPA government had submitted its report last year, but it is yet to be made public. Committee also recommended the cancellation of Muslim Marriage Act 1939.

The provision of interim relief of the women suggested in the report. The report says that alimony should be mandatory in case of separation or divorce for wife and children. In 1985 Shah Bano case, the Supreme Court ruled to pay alimony to Muslim women. But it was not included in Muslim Personal Law.

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