Muslim groups slam Jamiat general secy for remarks
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.