Women’s groups want Personal Law Board to apologise, withdraw talaq affidavit in SC

ALIGARH: Women’s groups have condemned the propositions put up by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) to the Supreme Court in their affidavit justifying triple talaq and polygamy, calling the arguments “patriarchal, inhuman and unjust”.

The AIMPLB affidavit, submitted in court on Friday said, “If there develops serious discord between the couple, and the husband does not at all want to live with her, time-consuming separation proceedings and expenses may deter him from taking the legal course. He may resort to illegal, criminal ways of murdering her.”

Demanding an apology from the board for stating that “Male sex is stronger and female weaker”, Zakia Soman of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) said, “Their stand that men have greater reasoning power compared to women smacks of a medieval mindset and prejudice against women. To presume that this would take care of murder of women and illicit relationships is a fallacy and the facts do not bear this out. Their justification of polygamy and triple talaq contravenes the Constitution.”

Source:-TOI
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