Mus­lim groups slam Jamiat gen­eral secy for re­marks

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION - Mo­hammed.Wa­ji­hud­din @times­group.com

Mum­bai: A group of pro­gres­sive Mus­lims and gen­der jus­tice ac­tivists have de­nounced Jamiat Ulema-i-Hind gen­eral sec­re­tary Maulana Mah­mood Madani for al­legedly “in­cit­ing” Mus­lims to con­tinue prac­tis­ing in­stant triple ta­laq de­spite the SC scrap­ping it on Tues­day.

Madani had said: “Not only do we not agree with the judg­ment, we think this is a di­rect as­sault on the fun­da­men­tal right to prac­tice re­li­gion…I want to state that ta­laq will con­tinue to hap­pen even though it is the worst thing in Islam…If you want to pun­ish the per­son, you can but the di­vorce will be deemed to have hap­pened.”

“This is incite­ment to Mus­lims to dis­obey the court ver­dict. He is de­fy­ing the rul­ing to go ahead with an un-Is­lamic prac­tice,” said Javed Anand, na­tional con­vener, In­dian Mus­lims for Sec­u­lar Democ­racry. While ap­plaud­ing the judg­ment, Anand asked lead­ers like Madani and those run­ning the All India Mus­lim Per­sonal Law Board to “at least read the writ­ing on the wall.” “Mus­lim women have at last breached the dam of male supremacism and the tide of time can no longer be halted,” he said.

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