Triple Talaq: SC can't interfere in personal laws, says Muslim Law Board

New Delhi: In affidavit backing 'triple talaq', Muslim Personal Law Board says Supreme Court can't interfere in religious freedom.

The  affidavit comes after a Muslim woman, who was divorced by her husband through a phone call from Dubai, challenged the Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq (talaq-e-bidat) and nikah halala, leading the Supreme Court to seek response from the Centre on her plea.  

Here is what Muslim Law Board tells Supreme Court in affidavit:

- When serious discords develops in a marriage and husband wants to get rid of wife, legal compulsions and time consuming judicial process....in extreme cases husband may resort to illegal criminal ways of getting rid of her by murdering her. In such situations Triple Talaq is a better recourse

- Marriage is a contract in which both parties are not physically equal. Male is stronger and female is a weaker sex

- Securing separation through court takes a long time deters prospects of remarriage

- Polygamy as a social practice is not for gratifying men's lust, it's a social need.

-Muslim women have right to divorce under Khula practice

- Issues of Muslim Personal Law are raised in the Supreme Court are for Parliament for decide