Muslim Law Board to discuss Ayodhya, triple talaq today

14 Apr 2017

The Ayodhya dispute and triple talaq will dominate the agenda of the two-day meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) beginning here on Saturday.

"The executive meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board is scheduled to be held at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on April 15-16," AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani told news agency PTI. AIMPLB member Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali had earlier said that the meeting will discuss the Ayodhya dispute against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's suggestion for an out-of-court settlement and the issue of triple talaq. "The matter of Babri mosque is crucial and discussions will be held on whether there could be a way out," he had said.

The meet will also hold discussions on ways to highlight the Board's functioning and activities through social media and strengthen its women wing. AIMPLB has been witnessing resentment among Muslim women, especially the victims of triple talaq. Many of such women have filed PILs in the apex court challenging the provision of triple talaq and nikah halala, terming them "regressive". The Board, however, opposed the PILs and filed a counter affidavit in the apex court defending the Muslim Personal laws and triple talaq.