Making it clear that the legislation in its present form will not be acceptable, Muslim religious organisations said that they will oppose the new bill on triple talaq. It must be noted that the fresh bill to ban instant triple talaq is all set to be introduced in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament.
The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) was against the bill from the outset. President All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board, Shaista Amber said the bill in the present form was not acceptable to them and she had written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to invite religious scholars and bodies like the AIMPLB, Jamat-e- Islami and Jamiat-i-Ulema Hind for discussion before giving a nod to the new bill.
Hindustan Times quoted AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani as saying, “We are keeping a watch on the developments; the AIMPLB has tasked one of its members Qasim Rasool Ilyas to study the revised draft and give his feedback, after which we would formulate our strategy,”
The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2019 was one of the signature legislative initiatives of the previous BJP government but was stuck in the Rajya Sabha following the opposition’s demand for closer scrutiny by a select committee.