Local Muslims hail decision against triple talaq
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, May 24: After brainstorming deliberations in Guwahati today, the indigenous Muslims of Assam have hailed the statement made by the Muslim Law Board that triple talaq is not part of Islamic religion. The local Muslims have also hailed the population policy adopted by Dispur.
The Asomiya Muslim Kalyan Parishad (AMKP) and the Sadou Asom Goriya-Yuva Parishad (SAGYP) today held a semir on ‘Triple Talaq’ at Gauri Sadan in the city today. The semir was chaired by SAGYP president Abdul Hamid. Gauhati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) Prof. Dr. Ilius Ali and Gauhati University’s retired Professor Abdul Mann, among others, were present at the semir.
Talking to newsmen at Guwahati Press Club here today, Dr. Ali said: “The proposed population policy of the State Government lays importance of women empowerment. This move on the part of the government is not against any ethnic or religious groups. However, there has been a misunderstanding among the people of the State on the proposed population policy. Population boom is glaring in sars and saporis as dogmas of religious faiths are more prevalent there.”
On triple talaq, Prof. Mann said: “The Muslims have been demanding that they should have separate persol laws. I want to ask those Muslim brethrens will they agree if the thieves in India are severed of their hands in the event of being caught as is done in the Arabian countries? Polygamy among the Muslims was a compulsion when it was started. The male members had to go for battle and some of them got killed, leaving behind their wives as widows and children. In order to ensure the parentage of the children, the heads of families and nearby heads would have to marry the widows and shoulder the burden of the children. However, the situation now is different. Those who started polygamy did it for taking the responsibility of widows and children, now some males of the community marry more than one wife, without even taking responsibilities. How come a man marries another woman after leading his conjugal life with a woman for 25 to 30 years?”
AMKP president Rahamsa Ali said: “During the semir we’ve taken four resolutions. One of the resolutions has hailed the Muslim Law Board’s statement that triple talaq is not part of Islamic religion. The semir has also resolved to welcome the population policy proposed by Dispur. The semir has demanded of Dispur to implement the Act against child law in letter and spirit in the State. The semir has also taken a resolution criticizing AIUDF president Badruddin Ajmal for his negative role.”
Rahamsa Ali said: “Now Ajmal is going to move the Supreme Court on the issue of triple talaq. Why is he doing this? This is because he doesn’t want the Muslim women’s emancipation. When the State Government was carrying a vaccition drive against Japanese encephalitis, Ajmal resorted to rumour mongering saying that the vaccition drive is being taken up to make Muslim males sterile. He’s doing all these just to derive political mileage out of that. In Ajmal’s ten years as an MP, the Muslims of the State got only a big zero.”