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Javed Akhtar calls AIMPLB's boycotting 'abusers of Triple Talaq' a HOAX!

The burning issue of 'Triple Talaq' has invited debate and discussions on various platforms for past few days. A day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made clear that abusers of Triple Talaq shall be socially boycotted and that the board is working on formulating a code of conduct, the famous writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar expressed his anger on the subject.

Javed Akhtar calls AIMPLB's boycotting 'abusers of Triple Talaq' a HOAX!

New Delhi: The burning issue of 'Triple Talaq' has invited debate and discussions on various platforms for past few days. A day after the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) made clear that abusers of Triple Talaq shall be socially boycotted and that the board is working on formulating a code of conduct, the famous writer and lyricist Javed Akhtar expressed his anger on the subject.

Javed Akhtar, who has several awards and honours to his credit tweeted about how this decision is a 'hoax'.

He wrote:

According to PTI, the AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said that the board has decided to issue a code of conduct and warned that those who give talaq (divorce) without 'Sharia' (Islamic law) reasons will face social boycott.

"A code of conduct for talaq is being issued. With its help, the real picture of Shariat directives will be brought out on the talaq issue. If talaq is given without Shariat reasons, those involved will be socially boycotted," Rehmani told reporters.

The board is issuing appeals to all maulanas and imams of mosques to read out the code of conduct during Friday 'namaz' and emphasise on its implementation, he said.

The board has made it clear that it will not tolerate any interference in the Shariat laws, and claimed that majority of the Muslims in the country do not want any change in their personal law.

The Union government had on October 7 last year opposed in the Supreme Court the practice of triple talaq, 'nikah halala' and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a relook on grounds like gender equality and secularism.

(With PTI inputs)

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