Need to change mentality, not Shariyat: Muslim cleric

New Delhi: After as many as 25 leaders from the Muslim Community, under the umbrella of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind, called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the triple talaq issue, Muslim cleric Imam Umer lyasi on Wednesday said there was a need to change the mentality, not the Shariyat law.

“This matter has become very serious. Now, I think we must decide something. In the first week of July, we have decided for an All India Imam Organisation meeting in which we are going to discuss on this matter. We believe that somewhere there is a misuse of this and it’s our responsibility to concern on this and try to find out the solution as well. The rights of women is not the responsibility of government only, but of the society as well. There is need to change the mentality of people, not the Shariyat,” Muslim cleric Imam Umer lyasi told ANI.

Welcoming the delegation of these leaders, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval yesterday said that the whole world was looking at India and that it was the responsibility of all segments of the Indian society to take the nation forward.

Leaders from the delegation agreed with Doval.

Praising the Prime Minister’s vision, members of the delegation expressed hope that they would ensure prosperity and well-being of all segments of society.

They also appreciated Prime Minister Modi’s stand on the issue of triple talaq.

Members of the delegation, who are associated with educational institutions, also mentioned the progress made by their institutions in government initiatives such as cashless transactions, start-ups, and the Hackathon recently organised by the NITI Aayog.

The Prime Minister, earlier, reiterated that the Muslim community should not allow this issue to be politicised and urged the assembled gathering to take the responsibility for initiating reform in this regard.

The members of the delegation included Maulana Qari Syed Mohammad Usman Mansurpuri – President of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Maulana Mahmood A Madani – General Secretary of the Jamiat Ulama-i-Hind; Dr. Zahir I Kazi, President – Anjuman-i-Islam, Mumbai; Prof Akhtarul Wasey; and Maulana Badaruddin Ajmal. (ANI)