At the meet it has also been decided that the President of AIMPLB shall convey this stand to the Prime Minister to withhold and withdraw the Bill.
Union Law Minister justifying the need of legislation states, "in order to prevent the continued harassment being meted out to the hapless married Muslim women due to talaq-e-biddat, urgent suitable legislation is necessary to give some relief to them". The Board has also objected to Central government not following parliamentary procedure of law making while drafting the Bill.
Meanwhile, supporting Rehmani's observations, Zafaryab Jilani, another secretary of the Board, said the provisions of the proposed bill were absurd and could never be acceptable to the Muslim community. "It is highly objectionable that the Centre did not consult the AIMPLB, any Muslim organisation or any stakeholder before preparing the draft of the bill", he alleged. This is a big conspiracy.
If the government want to stop triple talaq, then it can take our suggestions. Justices Kurian Joseph, R F Nariman and U U Lalit said triple talaq needs to go while CJI JS Khehar and Justice Abdul Nazeer backed triple talaq. "If this bill becomes law, women will face a host of difficulties", Maulana Nomani said.
Rs Rs The AIMPLB demands from the NDA to not to table the bill in Lok Sabha as the proposed Legislation was unwarranted. The onus now shifts to our parliamentarians to examine the Bill, and one hopes they will act with the same alacrity that they did when they summoned Sanjay Leela Bhansali in November in connection with his film Padmavati, which was facing protests, and asked him to assure them that the honour of a Hindu woman would not be besmirched.
Some of the other bills listed for Winter Session are Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill, Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017, Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016, Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016, Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017, Banning of Unregulated Deposit Schemes and Protection of Interest of Depositors Interest Bill 2017.
The law board's code of conduct had said that if divorce was unavoidable, a Muslim man should pronounce each talaq a month apart and that the first two talaqs would be null and void if he changed his mind before the third.
The Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill, prepared by an inter-ministerial group headed by home minister Rajnath Singh, will be introduced by the government in Parliament next week.
The minister said the bill was drafted keeping in mind humanitarian angle, not on the basis of religion. According to the draft law, which would be applicable to the entire country except Jammu and Kashmir, giving instant talaq would attract a jail term of three years and a fine.
It also has a provision for the divorced Muslim women to have the custody of their minor children.
When an offence is non-cognizable, it is left to the individuals to make a complaint before a magistrate if aggrieved by the offence.