50k Muslims sign plea demanding ban on triple talaq

New Delhi: More than 50,000 Muslims have signed a plea which is lead by the Bhartiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) demanding ban on triple talaq. The triple talaq system has been termed as ‘un-Quranic practice’.

Talking about the ongoing movement against the practice, founder of BMMA, Zakia Soma said that the more than 50,000 have signed a petition against the triple talaq system. Also, Soma asked for support from the National Commission for Women (NCW).

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In a letter to the NCW, BMMA said, “We have found that women want a legal ban on the practice of oral/unilateral divorce. Our national study ‘Seeking Justice Within Family found that 92 percent of Muslim women want an end to this practice which destroys their life and the lives of their children. Coupled with oral divorce is the heinous practice of nikah halala which also must be abolished.”

Commenting on the same, Supreme Court of India judge Markandey Katju took to Twitter and wrote, “Where are the Mullahs ? Are they not going to do something against these heretics?”

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Along with this, he said that the Sharia law has kept the Muslims backward. Previously, Katju in his Facebook post had said that he is against oral talaq and wearing of burqa among Muslims and that he supports the demand of a uniform civil code.

Also, a high-level committee set up by the Central government and it has recommended a ban on oral, unilateral and triple talaq and polygamy.

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