SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference Syed Ali Geelani on Monday termed the tabling of triple talaq bill in Parliament of India and allowing Muslim women to go for Hajj without Mehram as unjustified and interference into the religious matters of Muslims and an affront to the Muslim Personal Law.
“Criminalising the instant divorce practice and making it punishable offence is condemnable,” Geelani said in a statement. “Altering and inducing amendments without taking into consideration the Islamic jurisprudence is a sheer violation of Islamic practice.”
Expressing deep concern and voicing serious reservations over the provisions of the bill, Geelani said its passed in the Indian Parliament was tantamount to “infringement” on the rights of Muslim community in India.
“Interference in religious matters is unacceptable,” the Hurriyat chairman said. “It has (been) proved beyond doubt that BJP, RSS and Shiv Sena like fanatical factions are promoting their specific and biased dogma and while ignoring the interests and trampling the rights of other communities, are hell-bent to proclaim India as Hindu Rashtra.”
“They are following their hidden agenda. Their nefarious designs stand exposed as they are desperate to change (the) fundamentals of Islam as per their will and wish,” he said.