Supreme Court gives centre 6 weeks to present report on Muslim women and triple 'talaq'

| Monday, March 28, 2016 - 19:26
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Uniform Civil Code

Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has objected to the public demand of Uniform Civil Code

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered the central government to submit a high-level committee report on the plight of Muslim women on the arguments that triple ‘talaq’ is un-Islamic and is against the spirit of Islam.
A committee earlier formed under the UPA II government had supported its report to the government in 2015. The court has direct the current government to submit that report with the ongoing court proceedings and has given six weeks time to present the reports.
On the other hand, the Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has objected to public demand of Uniform Civil Code. The Indian Shariah body has rejected the idea of one code of civil law throughout the nation for all citizens. Muslim Personal Law Board claims that the civil laws for Muslims are extracted from the Quran and not the Constitution, and hence the apex court cannot review it.
In its affidavit filed in the top court, AIMPLB has argued that the judiciary could only review those laws enacted by Parliament. In the case of Muslim personal law, the code of conduct is imbibed through the Quran, which is the word of God. “Mohammedan law is founded on the Holy Quran and Ahadith of the Prophet of Islam and this cannot fall within the purview of the expression ‘laws in force’, as mentioned in Article 13 of the Constitution,” the affidavit said as per reports of a leading newspaper.

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