Hyderabad: Congress questions Wakf Board over ‘Talaq and Qhula’

Hyderabad: Led by Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) Minorities Dept Chairman Shaik Abdullah Sohail and senior leader Osman Bin Mohammed Alhajiri, a delegation of Congress leaders today met Wakf Board Chairman Mohammed Saleem seeking an explanation over stoppage of issuing of ‘Talaq’ and ‘Khula’ certificates by the Board’s Qazath Section.

In the representation, prepared by Osman Alhajiri, they complained that the Wakf Board has reportedly stopped issuing certificates of ‘Talaq’ and ‘Khula’ in the wake of the passing of Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Act 2019 by the Parliament. “The decision of Wakf Board is shocking and it will create unnecessary chaos within the community,” they said in the representation.

“The Act does not prevent Wakf Board or any other authority from issuing Talaq or Khula certificates on attaining the absolute status of revocable or single Talaq. Neither Union Government nor State Government has issued any directions to the State Wakf Board in this regard,” they said.

Abdullah Sohail urged the Wakf Board Chairman to issue necessary instructions to the officials of the Qazath Section to restore the issuing of certificates. Else, he warned that legal action would be initiated against the Wakf Board’s decision.

Responding to the representation, Wakf Board chairman Mohammed Saleem assured that he would review the matter immediately and issue necessary clarification in this regard.