AIMPLB urges govt to safeguard Muslim personal law

Bangalore: The Muslim law board Saturday appealed to the government to take remedial measures to protect and safeguard the Muslim Personal Law which it felt was "under threat now".

In a memorandum to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, President Pratibha Patil and the Chief Justice of India, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) urged them to prohibit and prevent courts from interpreting Muslim Personal Law according to their notions and "neglecting the authoritative sources of the AIMPLB on the subject.

"The need of the hour to restore the original scheme of the Constitution, which is to leave the personal law unaffected."

Earlier at a seminar, the AIMPLB lamented that courts were generally not following the "historic decisions" of the Indian judiciary and "are interpreting, particularly, the rules of Muslim Personal Law, without referring to recognised and authoritative source of it, imparting their own notions resulting in social imbalances in Muslim society".