The All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that Muslims have the constitutional right to follow their personal law. Briefing media after a two-day meeting of the board executive in Lucknow, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said that the board has decided to issue a code of conduct and those who give “talaq” (divorce) without ‘Sharia’ (Islamic law) reasons will face social boycott.
He informed that the board will issue appeals to maulanas and imams of mosques to read out the code of conduct during Friday ‘namaz’ and emphasise on its implementation. The board, which deals with the Muslim personal laws in India, also issued an eight-point code of conduct to prevent misuse of the practice and other Islamic laws.
While claiming that a majority of the Muslims in the country do not want any change in their personal law, Rehmani said, the board has made it clear that it will not tolerate any outside interference in matters of Muslim personal laws. He urged that no roadblocks should be put in the implementation of the muslim personal laws.
The Union government had on October 7 last year opposed in the Supreme Court the triple talaq mode of divorce, ‘nikah halala’ and the practice of polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.