Muslim law board dismisses woman member who objected to triple talaq

A woman member of the All India Muslim Law Board was reportedly dismissed after she allegedly opposed triple talaq last year

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has reportedly not renewed the membership one of its woman members after she came forward to object to the “triple talaq”. Amid the emerging debate over triple talaq, Muslim Law board had recently stated that even though some of them misuse the practice it was still valid to obtain a divorce.

According to a Hindustan Times report, secretary of the Board Zafaryab Jilani asserted that the decision to not renew the membership was taken last year during a meeting. While the woman identified as Rukshana Lari has claimed that the decision has been taken because of her stand on the issue, the secretary of the board has claimed that her membership was not renewed because her three-year term was over.

However, he asserted that the decision to whether renew the membership was taken on the basis of different cases. “If something is wrong, let us admit it and not live in denial simply because Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said it is wrong. I am not saying this to please anyone. One has to put the record straight in the light of the Quran,” Rukshana told the Hindustan Times.

“They know my position on the issue. Probably that is why they do not involve me in such campaigns anymore. Divorce is deemed as the most deplorable thing in Islam. It is to be resorted to only when all attempts at reconciliation fail. The Quran provides three months time for this. Unfortunately, it is being misused now,” the daily quoted her saying.

The triple talaq issue has raked up a storm after a number of Muslim women have forward claiming that their husband is giving them triple talaq. A woman from Hyderabad recently came forth to claim that her husband had given her triple talaq over the phone. While another claimed that her husband had given her triple talaq over a postcard.