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Triple Talaq Bill: Government should not interfere in Shariah law, says Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

Triple Talaq Bill: Government should not interfere in Shariah law, says Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

New Delhi: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind pointed out to the Government of India that it should not interfere in the Shariah and must refrain from furthering triple talaq (The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017)

Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said that the bill introduced by the Central government and passed by the Lok Sabha regarding triple talaq (The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017) is unnecessary, against the Shariah and against the rights of women.This Bill goes against Article 25 of the Constitution of India which guarantees religious freedom and also against the recent judgement of the Supreme Court on the issue of triple talaq. In article 5 of the Bill it is mentioned that the husband shall take the responsibility of maintaining the divorced wife and his children.

The question that arises is that when the husband who issues triple talaq will be behind bars, how would he be able to take care of his divorced wife and children? Then after spending three years in jail, how could it be expected that the husband would be able to resume a happy married life with his wife? It is very strange that the government did not deem it necessary to consult the Islamic scholars, Shariah experts, Muslim community and Muslim religious organizations and representatives of Muslim women organizations. After the Supreme Court judgment regarding triple talaq there was absolutely no possibility nor need for such a Bill. According to the legal experts this Bill goes against Articles 14,15 and 25 of the Constitution of India.

Maulana Mahmood Madani expresses concern over the ban on Loudspeakers in Mosques. Jamaat-e-Islami Hind says that the deteriorating law and order situation of the country, growing incidents of lawlessness, failing economy and various attempts at weakening the democratic institutions of the country.

The protests against the arrest of a person accused of lynching and burning to death of a Muslim laborer in Rajasthan, shows that it was not an isolated criminal act but there is a systematic political force and movement supporting these gruesome killings. The continued organized violence being perpetuated against Muslims, Christians, Adivasis and Dalits shows no signs of abating and here is a systematic effort by fascist forces to create communal polarization in the country.

Jamaat expresses grave concern on the state of the national economy. Falling unemployment, fluctuating currency and the improper implementation of GST has severely impacted the economy. JIH demands that the rate of direct tax should be reduced and GST Council must be brought under the purview of accountability. JIH is concerned about the method of ‘’bail in’’ that has been incorporated in the proposed FRDI Bill. Jamaat expresses its disappointment over the rejection by the Government of India to setup ‘’interest free’’ windows in conventional banks as recommended by a special committee of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI).

There is now a question mark over the independence and integrity of the Election Commission of India; similar to other institutions like the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), CBI and Central Vigilance Commission.

Siasat Web Team