Noted lyricist and former Rajya Sabha MP Javed Akhtar has termed the All India Muslim Personal Law Board's (AIMPLB) call for boycott of abusers of triple talaq a hoax.
Javed Akhtar accused the AIMPLB of trying to stall a ban triple talaq altogether. Javed Akhtar tweeted, "AIMPLB call for boycotting abusers of triple talaq is a hoax. Triple talaq, itself, is an abuse and should be banned. They are trying to stall it."
Lashing out at the AIMPLB for apparently trivialising the issue, Javed Akhtar said, "What is the meaning of 'misuse of triple talaq'. Tomorrow we may hear of misuse of molestation. Misuse of rape, misuse of wife beating."
The AIMPLB yesterday said that it had decided to issue a code of conduct for triple talaq. AIMPLB general secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani had said the code of conduct will clarify the Shariat reasons for triple talaq.
AIMPLB call for boycotting abusers of triple talaq is a hoaxTriple talaq it self is an abuse n should be banned They are trying to stall it
Rehmani said that those violating the code for triple talaq would have to face 'social boycott'. The statement came at the end of the two-day executive meeting of the AIMPLB governing body in Lucknow.
Speaking on the occasion AIMPLB president Mohammaed Rabey Hasan Nadwi said, "If some people misuse it (triple talaq), the need is not to change the law but to correct such people."
The matter of triple talaq is being heard by the Supreme Court. The apex court has set up a constitutional bench for adjudicating the matter.
The Centre has opposed the practice of triple talaq while the AIMPLB has defended it saying it is protected by the right to freedom of religion under the Constitution.
The Centre has argued that triple talaq violates the right to equality guaranteed under the Constitution as the practice negates the principle of gender equality.
The constitutional bench of the Supreme Court will hear the triple talaq matter on May 11.