Hundreds of burka-clad Muslim women gathered at Kasturchand Park, Nagpur, on Tuesday afternoon as they participated in a silent rally to register their protest against Triple Talaq Bill, which in their opinion is against Muslim Sharia Law. The rally was organised by AIMPLB (All India Muslim Personal Law Board).
Addressing the rally, Professor Munesa Bushra Abidi from Mumbai and Aalema Arjuman Sahiba from Pusad called the bill unconstitutional and put forward the demands of the board.
Here are some points, which were discussed by the speakers:
→ The status and responsibility of women in Islam.
→ Women Empowerment mission by AIMPLB related to personal laws awareness.
→ Non-acceptance by the community with regards of interference in Sharia laws.
→ Proper process of Talaq between a husband and a wife as per Islam.
→ Need of increase in social welfare involvement of Muslim women through reformation activities and awareness on personal laws.
→ Rights and Duties towards families and to practice Sharia prescribed for the wellbeing of women as per Islam.
The speakers appealed Indian Muslim women and women from other religions and faiths to not believe baseless accusations being laid down by anti-human forces and anti-Islamic communal forces. They further appealed Muslim women to empower themselves like women companions (Sahabiyahs) through character, education and become messengers of peace and prosperity for the development of society and India, thus promoting the true face of Islamic values taught by Quran and prophetic teachings.
To put their point across against the Triple Talaq Bill, the speakers, interestingly, shared statistics of status of widows from other communities. Post the rally, a delegation met district collector and submitted a demand of abolishing triple talaq and to not interfere with the Muslim Sharia laws.