No matter what the verdict is, Muslims will follow only Shariat: Azam Khan on triple talaq
With a group of Muslim women approaching the Supreme Court over the practice of triple talaq, Samajwadi Party leader and former UP minister Azam Khan on Sunday said no matter what the verdict is 'Muslim men will follow the Shariat'.
Khan told news agency ANI that those who go against the Shariat will be socially boycotted. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board had earlier said that those who give triple talaq without prescribed laws would face social boycott.
Khan said that even if a law is made against the Shariat then Muslims would follow only Shariat.
The Supreme Court is currently hearing a case on the constitutional validity of triple talaq.
The Centre last week told the Supreme Court that the practices of 'triple talaq', 'nikahhalala' and polygamy impact the social status and dignity of Muslim women and deny them fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.
In a fresh written submission filed before the apex court, the government has reiterated its earlier stand and said these practices render Muslim women 'unequal and vulnerable' as compared to men of their community as well as women belonging to other communities.
The Supreme Court has set May 11-19 as the timeline to conclude hearings on the legality of triple talaq.