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Soon, Shariah Panchayats to be Set up for Muslim Personal Law related Disputes

The Islamic organization, which as formed as an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has decided to organize over 10,000 conferences and deploy a team of women to travel across the country to speak on polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala.

Debayan Roy | News18.com

Updated:April 21, 2017, 9:45 PM IST
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Soon, Shariah Panchayats to be Set up for Muslim Personal Law related Disputes
Jamaat-e-Islami Hind on Friday claimed that it has support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim organizations.

New Delhi: Religious organization Jamaat-e-Islami Hind has said it will set up Shariah Panchayats across the country to deal with disputes related to Muslim Personal Laws.

The announcement was made by Muhammad Jafar, vice president of the organisation, during the launch of the Muslim Personal Law Campaign on Friday.

The organization has claimed that it has support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board and other Muslim organizations. The organization has also launched an android app named 'Muslim personal Law Campaign' to reach out to the youths
.

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"The panchayats will be established in all towns and villages. Muslim Personal Law disputes need not be settled in court and for this Shariah Panchayats will help. These Panchayats will consist of one or two alims (scholars), two or more advocates and a few members of the village panchayat to aid speedy disposal of the issue," said Jafar, who is also the convener of the Muslim Personal Law Campaign from April 23 to May 7.

Elaborating on the campaign and the impending launch of the panchayats, Atiya Siddiqui, the lone woman representative of the organisation and the national secretary of the women’s wing of the organization said issues like triple talaq existed due to "immaturity and ignorance".

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"The women who have gone to court have made a huge mistake. We need to understand that women, who do not cover themselves, are like pollutants. Islamic law is divine law for us and there can be no interference in this regard. These women have made a huge mistake by approaching the courts. We need to understand that women who are not covering themselves up are like pollutants," she added.

The Islamic organization, which as formed as an offshoot of the Jamaat-e-Islami, has decided to organize over 10,000 conferences and deploy a team of women to travel across the country to speak on polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala. The organization also aims to arrange over 700 symposiums and meetings of Muslim advocates across India.

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Speaking to News18, Syed Jalaluddin Umri, president of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind said, "Even if there were more than 5 crore Muslims demanding an interference in Muslim personal law, it cannot be allowed. Law commission showed 50,000 signatures to prove that there is a big case, which is false. Secondly, this is nothing but divergence from the real issues of poverty and lack of education. What is needed is to set things in perspective and priority."

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