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The board has reiterated that triple talaq is condemned by the Shariat.
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They will reach out to Muslim women through NGOs.
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How can India reconcile its existential need to remain secular and fulfil its duty to assuage the suffering of Muslim women?
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"No Personal Law Board is above the Constitution."
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The Indian State has always lacked the gumption to challenge Muslim patriarchy within the country. The subordination of the Muslim female is further reinforced by secularists, Marxists and their politics. Along with the Congress party, they are equally complicit in this with their own double standards and vote bank politics. Occasionally, such subaltern women will speak up and offer resistance despite the odds against them. One such woman is Afreen Rehman.
As soon as a reform to Muslim Personal Law is suggested, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board takes it upon itself to launch a campaign to 'enlighten' the masses in this regard and resist any attempt at alteration--even if the change is slight and within the bounds of Islamic jurisprudence. This stance by the 'religious elites' naturally sends a ripple in the Muslim community, especially when it is portrayed as an intervention in the 'sacred' realm of personal law.