AIMPLB hits back at UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Triple talaq issue
Lucknow : Reacting sharply, to UP CM Yogi Adityanath statement over Triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) termed remark as “jaahilaanaa” (foolish).
UP CM Yogi Adityanath, known for his hardline Hindutva image, questioned the “silence” of the political class on the “burning issue” of triple talaq.
His remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch against the divisive issue of triple talaq, insisting that exploitation of Muslim women should end and justice be done to them.
Modi had, however, spoken against any attempt at creating a “conflict” within the Muslim community on the issue and suggested tackling it through social awareness.
On Adityanath’s statement, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rahmani said, “I don’t know how to react to the jaahilaanaa (foolish) statement. He is linking talaq with a greater issue—the disrobing of Draupadi. No sane person will do so. He is looking at things using a different lens (doosraa chashmaa).”
Meanwhile, the All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) spokesman Maulana Yasoob Abbas said merely boycotting those guilty of pronouncing talaq without reasons mentioned under the Sharia will not amount to doing justice to the aggrieved woman.
The Shias among Muslims do not practise triple talaq.
Abbas drew a parallel between pronouncing triple talaq in one go and the sati, the banned Hindu practice of the wife immolating herself on the dead husband’s funeral pyre.