AIMPLB says triple talaq bill is against Constitution and fundamental rights, vows to remove ‘flaws’
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AIMPLB says triple talaq bill is against Constitution and fundamental rights, vows to remove ‘flaws’

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Hyderabad: Hitting out at the triple talaq bill proposed by the BJP-led NDA government for its "flaws", the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on Thursday vowed to work towards removing them.

Describing the "flaws" in the bill as being against the Constitution and fundamental rights, AIMPLB spokesperson Maulana Syed Khaleel-ur-Rahman Sajjad Nomani alleged that the proposed bill bans the institution of talaq itself.

"It is generally publicised that this bill is presented to stop triple talaq. But, the fact is, if you read the bill, it is to ban the entire institution of talaq," Nomani told reporters in Hyderabad on the eve of the board's three-day 26th plenary session.

"The flaws in it, because of them, it (the bill) is against the Constitution of India, judgements of the Supreme Court, women and children rights and fundamental rights. Those flaws be removed," he said.

The AIMPLB also claimed efforts are being made to enact a "very wrong law".

The spokesperson, however, said the "board was not opposed to the bill, but wanted the flaws removed".

The board requested all the opposition parties to consider whether the bill can be passed in its present form, he said.

The triple talaq bill has already been passed in the Lok Sabha, but it is yet to get a nod in the Rajya Sabha, where the BJP-led NDA lacks majority.

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