Law on triple talaq only after consensus: Naqvi
A law on the practice of 'triple talaq' among Muslims would be formulated only after there is a consensus among the stakeholders, Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said here on Friday.
"Triple talaq is a serious issue. Non-serious players should not destroy the positive, constructive debate over it.
Reforms should start from within the community, not from outside," Naqvi, who was in the city to attend a programme at the Haj House, said.
He said suggestions on 'triple talaq' were pouring in from different sections of the society and discussions were underway with all the stakeholders.
"Some people are supporting while some are opposing. It is all part of a healthy democracy. As far as the government is concerned, we will wait for a consensus before forming any law on triple talaq. It (the law) will not be sudden. The process is on," Naqvi said. "Whatever the government does, will be done within the framework of the Constitution, but a consensus on triple talaq remains a priority for us," he added.
The Centre had, earlier this week, told the Supreme Court that the practices of 'triple talaq', 'nikah halala' and polygamy had an adverse impact on the social status and dignity of Muslim women.
Ayodhya dispute, triple talaq on AIMPLB agenda
The Ayodhya dispute and triple talaq will dominate the agenda of the 2-day meeting of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) beginning on Saturday. "The executive meeting of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board is scheduled to be held at Nadwatul Ulama in Lucknow on April 15-16," AIMPLB secretary Zafaryab Jilani said.
AIMPLB member Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali had earlier said that the meeting will discuss the Ayodhya dispute against the backdrop of the Supreme Court's suggestion for an out-of-court settlement and the issue of triple talaq.