‘I will not give triple talaq’, reads new provision added by AIMPLB in marriage contract

Lucknow: All India Muslim Personal Law Board (ALMPLB) has decided to add a new provision in its model Nikahnama (marriage contract) wherein a man will have to commit that he will not give triple talaq (instant divorce) to his wife.

The move comes at a time when the Government of India is trying hard to pass a bill that will criminalize Triple Talaq.

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The AIMPLB has maintained that it against the practice of triple talaq, but it has opposed the proposed legislation saying it is an interference in Muslim personal law. The Board has, however, faced criticism for failing to bring reforms in personal laws.

“Yes… we are making a provision in the model nikahnama (Islamic marriage contract) in which there will be a column – ‘I will not give triple talaq’. Once during nikah (marriage) this column is ticked, one will not be able to give triple talaq,” AIMPLB spokesman Maulana Khalil-ur-Rehman Sajjad Nomani told the Press Trust of India.

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He said that a detailed discussion on the matter will be held at AIMPLB meeting in Hyderabad from February 9.

Besides other social issues, the two-day annual general meeting of the Board is likely to deliberate on developments in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case.

The Board is also likely to finalise its roadmap for the coming year.

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“In this meeting, the campaign being run against social evils such as triple talaq and dowry will be reviewed. The AIMPLB feels that without social awareness, no system in the country can succeed.

“The Board is running a big campaign in the country. The messengers of the Board will reach every madrassa and mosque and tell people to stay away from social evils like dowry and triple talaq,” he said.

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