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Muslim Personal Law Board to discuss `Talaq' issue

LUCKNOW, JUNE 29 . The sensitive "triple Talaq" issue is likely to be discussed at the meeting of All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) Executive Committee, the highest governing body of Muslims in the country, on July 4 along with various reform proposals, particularly pertaining to women.

It is also expected to discuss a standard format for `Nikaahnama' (marriage certificate), a senior member of the Board said here today. The Board is open to reforms in the Muslim society within the ambit of the `Shariat' (Islamic jurisprudence) and the meeting scheduled to be held in Kanpur could discuss the issue of `triple Talaq' (divorce), which has long been debated by Islamic scholars, the member said.The issue had been under discussion for the past several years but due to divergent schools of thoughts over the manner in which the practice of giving Talaq is prevalent, the Ulemas have be unable to reach a consensus, he said.

Another member said a committee had already been set up to discuss the issue.

The meeting is also likely to draft a `Standard Nikaahnama' which would contain a clause regarding the process to be adopted to give divorce, he said, adding that if implemented, Talaq would be granted only if both the parties agreed.

Begum Nasim Iqtedaar Ali, the lone woman in the 41-member executive committee and regarded as being very progressive in her views, said the Board was in favour of reforms and had been trying to educate the Muslims against some of the practices that needed to be reformed.

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