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Triple talaq: Courts have no say in personal law, Muslim Law Board tells Supreme Court

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board today told the Supreme Court, which is examining the impact of triple talaq on Mulim women’s rights, that personal laws cannot be challenged as it would amount to

India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: September 02, 2016 18:00 IST ]
Triple talaq | India TV
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The All India Muslim Personal Law Board today told the Supreme Court, which is examining the impact of triple talaq on Muslim women’s rights, that personal laws cannot be challenged as it would amount to violation of the fundamental rights guaranteed by the Constitution.

Extending its reply to the apex court, the Board said that the laws cannot be rewritten in the name of social reform and no court can interfere in them.

"Courts can't supplant their own interpretations," said the Muslim Personal Law Board.

The apex court, last year, started to examine the impact of triple talaq on Muslim women's rights.

The Board also stated that Article 44 of the non-binding directive principles is not enforceable by virtue of the fact that it's a directive.

 

On July 29, the apex court had clearly said that it was in favour of a wider debate on the petitions challenging the validity of triple talaq.

Shaista Ambar, President of All India Muslim Women Personal Law Board (AIMWPLB), has also demanded abolition of the 'triple talaq' system.

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