AMN /New Delhi
Expressing apprehension over the efficacy of banning triple talaq, President of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) and Vice President of All India Muslim Personal Law Board Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari has said it will not help Muslim women .
“Banning triple talaq will not benefit Muslim women. Even if tripe talaq is outlawed, those who want to trouble their wives will still continue to do so and stop giving conjugal rights to their wives. This will lead to many complications and jeopardize women’s stature and dignity’’, he said.
Maulana Umari reiterated that “the problem of divorced Muslim women has been blown out of proportion and statistics don’t support the claim of this problem being endemic within the Muslim community”.
Convener of the recently concluded ‘’Muslim Personal Law Awareness Campaign’’ – Muhammad Jafar briefed the media on the achievements of the campaign. He said that the Jamaat’s campaign, which ran from April 23 to May 7 has been extremely successful.
The objective of the campaign was to create awareness within the Muslim community regarding their personal laws as well as to remove the misconceptions and misgivings among fellow countrymen regarding the family laws in Islam that are related to the way Muslims marry, divorce and inherit etc. Jamaat was able to reach around 14.5 crore people through the campaign.