Majority of Muslim women don’t want any reform in personal laws’

Tuesday, Oct 25, 2016,14:39 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Jaipur | Alleging that the Central government is “politicising” the triple talaq issue, Women India Movement, a social organisation of Muslim women, today said it would not allow any “interference” with Muslim Personal Law.

“The Central government is politicising the practice of triple talaq to gain advantage and polarise Hindu votes in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election, which will not be accepted,” National President of the organisation Yasmin Farooqui told reporters here.

She alleged that it was the “conspiracy” of the Union government to “enforce” Uniform Civil Code for Muslims, which is a violation of right to freedom given by the Constitution.

“The Muslim women are ready for any sacrifice under the leadership of All India Muslim Personal Law Board if the government does not stop this interference,” she said.

State president of the organisation Mehrunissa Khan said the Centre should instead focus on providing education and basic amenities and eradicating other social evils, like liquor, in the country.