Was barred from speaking on triple talaq at Jamia University, claims BJP leader Shazia Ilmi

Ilmi said, "The students at Jamia don't want BJP leaders to come and speak in the university"

After Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), now Jamia Milia Islamia is under scanner as BJP leader Shazia Ilmi was allegedly barred from speaking at an event in  the University. Ilmi, was invited by the university to discuss on the controversial triple talaq topic at a seminar.

However, it was later that she got to know that not only the organisers of the event have changed the topic from triple talaq to empowerment of Muslim women but her name has also been removed from the list of speakers.

Shazia Ilmi on the incident said, “The students at Jamia don’t want BJP leaders to come and speak at the institution. Not only this, the organisers of the event did not let me speak on the triple talaq issue citing pressure from the University.”

No one talks of harassment of ABVP &BJP. There was lot of pressure on the organizers, those who were against me speaking felt that my speech will create disturbance in the campus, she added.

Earlier, The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that it would boycott the proposal made by the Law Commission on triple talaq issue. It also stated that uniform civil code was not in the country’s interests. “Uniform Civil Code is not good for this nation. There’re so many cultures in this nation, have to be respected,” an AIMPLB spokesperson said in a press conference.

On October 7 last year, the Law Commission had asked the public whether triple talaq needed to be abolished and Uniform Civil Code was optional. The panel had sought public views on the issue, stating that the move intended to address social injustice. Besides this, the panel in its questionnaire also asked whether the existing practices required codification and if they would benefit the general public.