West Bengal minister and president of the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s West Bengal unit, Siddiqullah Chowdhury, on Thursday, dubbed the triple talaq bill as “draconian”, saying it is a “direct interference” in Muslim personal laws.
President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the bill, making it a law, a government notification said on Wednesday.
“We won’t tolerate this direct interference in our personal laws. We are against this triple talaq law and will not abide by it. It will be opposed tooth and nail by the Muslim community of the country,” Chowdhury who is a senior TMC leader, told PTI.
The bill, which prescribes up to three years imprisonment for Muslim men giving instant triple talaq to their wives, was passed by the Parliament on Tuesday.