Ban triple talaq and polygamy – BMMA to Modi

New Delhi: In a letter to PM Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA) demanded ban on triple talaq and polygamy. They also demands compulsory registration of marriages.


BMMA in a letter claimed that Muslim women have been denied their Quranic rights.  They also claimed that ban is necessary to secure equality and dignity to Muslim women. Since Shah Bano Case in 1985, Muslim women had never been heard due to the politics in the country, BMMA added.


Attacking orthodox, BMMA said that they have always dominated the debate on rights of Muslim women and rejected all the attempts made to reform Muslim Personal Law which resulted in instances of triple talaq and polygamy in the society.


Recently, Anil Dave and Adarsh Kumar Goel, Supreme Court judges seek reply from National Legal Services Authority of India on gender discrimination suffered by Muslim women. They said that it is a violation of the fundamental rights under articles 14, 15 and 21 of the Constitution of India.


It said that there is a need to amend Shariat Application Act, 1937, and the dissolution of Muslim Marriages Act, 1939 or a completely new enactment of Muslim Personal Law. It also said that the minimum age of the girl and boy should be 18 years and 21 years respectively at the time of marriage and marriage should be with the consent of both. Polygamy should be banned, it added.


Copies of the letter have also been sent to Sadananda Gowda, Law Minister, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Minister of State for Minorities, National Commission for Women and the Law Commission of India.