Divorce rates among Muslims low compared to other: IUML

Kozhikode: Indian Union Muslim League state general secretary KPA Majeed said the divorce rates in the Muslim community is significantly less when compared to other communities.

Opening the symposium on the topic ‘Triple Talaq Bill for whom?’ organised by Vanitha League at Kozhikode Town Hall on Tuesday, January 29, he hailed the Muslim community which has least number of divorce cases.

Responding to government and court interventions into Muslim personal laws like tripe talaq, Majeed alleged that BJP-led NDA government is making deliberate efforts to hurt Muslims.

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“Where is triple talaq happening? Triple talaq is not reported in Kerala. Religious scholars in Muslim community will decide on changes or amendments in the Shariat Law or Personal Law,” said Majeed adding, “But the central government is taking such actions as part of implementing Uniform Civil Code.”

The government says it is for the betterment of Muslim women, he added allegeing it to be turning a blind eye towards the hardships faced by thousands of Muslim women and children who have been displaced due to the communal riots in North India, like Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar and issues of Rohingya refugees.

“According to reports, only 23% of those displaced in communal riots in Gujarat have returned to their homes. Also, women were most affected due to communal violence in Muzaffarnagar and the government has not taken any steps to protect or rehabilitate the victims,” he added. as per reports published in Times Of India.