Muslim women’s organisations have said The need of the hour, said Shaista Amber of the All India Muslim Women’s Personal Law Board, is to give statutory backing to Muslim marriage laws to prevent selective interpretation of holy texts based on convenience.
Muslim women’s organisations have said that banning triple talaq is not against Sharia law because the Quran does not have such a provision.
Zakia Soman of the Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan said, “As far as the Quran is concerned, there is no mention of triple talaq. It is a later addition. After the passing away of the Prophet, one of the imams allowed it only temporarily. The right to divorce is given equally to both parties… There is a 90-day period for reconciliation and deliberation. Our primary argument in the Supreme Court is that it is not against the Shariat.”