Jamaat-e-Islami to meet TRS MPs over triple talaq bill

The organisation considers the bill as a violation of Muslim personal laws

With the triple talaq bill being introduced in Parliament, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (Telangana and Odisha) will meet Telangana Rashtra Samithi parliamentarians to explain to them the nuances of divorce and also the stand of the organisation. The Jamaat hopes that TRS MPs will oppose the bill.

The triple talaq bill, known as The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill, 2018, was introduced by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in Parliament on Monday.

According to sources, a delegation comprising Jamaat senior leadership, accompanied by Telangana Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali, will meet the parliamentarians on Saturday.

Speaking to The Hindu on Thursday, Jamaat president Hamid Mohammed Khan said, “Before the elections, senior TRS members wanted us to explain to them what is instant triple talaq. Even Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wanted some clarity on the subject. I have sent a file containing some details to almost all TRS MPs.”

Reiterating the Jamaat’s stand, Mr Khan said that the organisation considers the bill as a violation of Muslim personal laws. He also said that the bill is an infringement of Article 25, which provides for freedom of religion, and Article 14, which provides for equality before law and protection from discrimination on grounds of religion, gender, race, caste and place of birth.

Telangana State Waqf Board member and senior Jamaat member Malik Motasim Khan said that Jamaat also intends to explain the differences of jurisprudential opinion that exist on the subject of talaq. “While a majority of Muslims follow the Hanafi school of thought, there are the Ahle Hadees who consider any number of talaq pronouncements in one sittings as one. For the sake of clarity, we will speak to the parliamentarians about this also,” Mr Khan said.

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