As a debate over gender bias in temples and places of worship has gripped the country, All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB) president Shaista Ambar has called for nullifying the triple talaq system.
Terming the triple talaq system as un-Islamic and an evil practice, Shaista said she would leave no stones unturned to nullify the instant way of divorcing.
She also accused the society of ignoring the voices raised by the women, English news News X reported.
A case is going on in the Supreme Court, in which petitioner Shayara Bano has challenged the constitutionality of Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 in so far as it seeks to recognise and validate polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala.
The petitioner also challenged the Dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 saying that it fails to provide Indian Muslim women with protection from bigamy.
Talaq-e-bidat is a Muslim man divorcing his wife by pronouncing more than one talaq in a single tuhr (the period between two menstruations), or in a tuhr after coitus, or pronouncing an irrevocable instantaneous divorce at one go (unilateral triple-talaq).
A high-level committee set up by the Central government to review the status of women in India has reportedly recommended a ban on the practice of oral, unilateral and triple talaq (divorce) and polygamy.
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