Hyderabad: Mr. Mohammed Raheemuddin Ansari, Chairman of United Muslim Forum, Maulana Syed Qubool Basha Shuttari, Maulana Meer Qutubuddin Ali Chishti, Maulana Mohammed Hissamuddin II, Maulana Khalid Saifullah Rahmani, Mr. Ziauddin Nayyar, Mr. Syed Muneeruddin Ahmed Muqtar, Mr. Omer Ahmed Shafeeq, Mr. Masood Husain Mujtahedi, Mr. Taqi Raza Abedi, Maulana Syed Ahmed Husaini and other members in a press statement issued yesterday reacted heavily on the affidavit filed by Govt. of India. They supported the stand taken by All India Muslim Personal Law Board, Jamiatul Ulema and Jamat-e-Islami.
In the press statement, it was asserted that any interference in Muslim Personal Law will not be tolerated. It would have been appropriate if Govt. of India had consulted All India Muslim Personal Law Board before filing the affidavit. The forum is of the opinion that the stand taken by Govt. of India is interference in Muslim Personal Law and against the spirit of democracy. The forum expressed his surprised on the stand taken by Govt. of India and said that India is a democratic country. Everyone has a right to lead his life according to his religion. It is a democratic right. No Govt. or party can interfere into this right. To give opinion on Triple Talaq by BJP is an undemocratic and unjust act. The issues relating to marriage, divorce, inheritance etc have already been decided by the Shariat. Even the Muslims cannot go against these rules and hence how can any Govt. advocate changes in these laws?