Triple talaq: AIMPLB to study SC judgment, to meet on September 10 in Bhopal
After the Supreme Court bench struck down the Islamic practice of Triple Talaq, All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) counsel Zafaryab Jilani on Tuesday said that their legal committee will study the judgment and advise the executive of the Muslim law board accordingly.
Zafaryab Jilani, told ANI: ''Have respected SC's judgements in past, today's judgement on triple talaq will also be considered by us.''
AIMPLB has decided to hold its first meeting after triple talaq judgment on September 10th, in Bhopal
However, he asked what would happen to those Muslim women who even after the judgement continue accept the 'talaq'.
Jilani further said that whether AIMPLB's grievances and apprehensions have been addressed by the judges or not can be said only after seeing the judgement.
A woman AIMPLB member, Shaista Amber said: "I am thankful to the Supreme Court for this judgement that a law is to be made immediately in this issue. I hope that the top court will monitor this issue and provide security to the Muslim women until a law is made. The victims should get relief from this malpractice.''
Maulana Yasoob Abbas, Shia Cleric of Shia Personal Law Board hailed the SC verdict as '' a great step''. He said he had been fighting against triple talaq since 2007.
Earlier, the Supreme Court by a 3:2 majority struck down triple talaq. While the CJI and Justice Nazeer were in favour of the practise the other three judges observed that the practise was unconstitutional. The court held that triple talaq is manifestly arbitrary.
The multi-religion constitution bench comprises of Chief Justice J S Khehar - a Sikh, Justices Kurian Joseph - a Christian, RF Nariman- a Parsi, UU Lalit- a Hindu and Abdul Nazeer - a Muslim. The bench had begun the hearing on May 11. The bench had heard the issue for six days during which various parties including the Centre, All India Muslim Personal Law Board, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board and various others made the submissions.