June 05, 2016

India: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind to launch awareness campaign to defend Triple Talaq

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Jamaat to launch awareness campaign on Triple Talaq, personal laws

Published On: 4th June 2016 - 11:57 PM By INDIAN AWAAZ

AMN /New Delhi

India’s prominent Muslim organization, the Jamaat-e-Islami Hind will launch an awareness campaign on triple talaq, personal laws across the country.

The President of Jamaat, Maulana Syed Jalaluddin Umari said that a section of Indian Muslim community were ignorant about their own personal laws and his organization will undertake a campaign to educate them on issues like marriage, alimony, inheritance, bequeaths and divorce including triple talaq.


Maulana Umari was briefing the media at a press meet organized by Jamaat-e-Islami Hind at its New Delhi headquarters. On the issue of triple talaq the Jamaat chief said that the Quranic method of divorce takes place over a period of time with a lot of conditions and attempts at reconciliation.

He however said that if a Muslim husband pronounces three talaqs in one sitting and insists that he wants to divorce his wife immediately and irrevocably then the divorce is valid and this is endorsed by a majority of the Ulema and scholars of Shariah.

The JIH Secretary General – Muhammad Salim Engineer expressed deep apprehension at the large scale violence in Mathura by self-styled sena (army) as well as the open communalism practiced byso called self-defense training camps organized by the Bajrang Dal. Jamaat feels that this is communalism unplugged and if allowed to continue without any intervention may cause a huge communal conflagration with disastrous consequences for the nation. Jamaat demands that the Central government must intervene and stop such communal camps inciting people to attack the minority community, arrest its leaders and come out publicly against this openly practiced ‘’fascism’’. The country will pay a very heavy price if the Central government continues its policy of turning a blind eye to rising communalism and minority baiting by the fringe and radical Hindutva outfits.

Salim Engineer also commented on the completion of 2 years of the NDA government and said that the Central government has failed to deliver on its election promises and needs to work hard to live up to its slogan of ‘’Sabka Saath Sabka Vikaas’’. The Secretary General of JIH also expressed deep concern at the reports in media about India having the highest number of people in the world trapped in modern slavery.