Changing its stance on triple talaq, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Monday filed an affidavit in Supreme Court mentioning that it is an undesirable practice in Shariat. The affidavit mentions that AIMPLB will issue an advisory requesting persons who perform ‘Nikah’ to follow certain steps.
AIMPLB said that person performing 'Nikah' to advise bridegroom-in case of differences leading to talaq, bridegroom shall not pronounce divorce thrice in one sitting since it is an undesirable practice in Shariat.
Person performing ‘Nikah’ will advise both bride and bridegroom to incorporate a condition in ‘Nikahnama’ to exclude resorting to pronouncement of three divorces by her husband in one sitting.
Earlier on May 16, the AIMPLB told the Supreme Court that triple talaq is a matter of faith being practiced by Muslims for the last 1,400 years and hence the question of constitutional morality and equity did not arise.
The Muslim body also equated triple talaq with the Hindu belief that Lord Rama was born at Ayodhya. "Triple talaq is there since 637. Who are we to say that this is un-Islamic. Muslims are practicing it for last 1,400 years. It is a matter of faith. Hence, there was no question of constitutional morality and equity," former Union Law Minister and senior advocate Kapil Sibal, appearing for AIMPLB, said.