Delhi Minorities Panel Chief Zafarul-Islam Khan Says Triple Talaq Did Not ‘Merit The Government’s Involvement’

by Swarajya Staff - Jul 17, 2020 10:36 PM +05:30 IST
Delhi Minorities Panel Chief Zafarul-Islam Khan Says Triple Talaq Did Not ‘Merit The Government’s Involvement’Zafarul-Islam Khan

Delhi minorities commission chairman Zafarul-Islam Khan has said that the occurrence of instant triple talaq is negligible in the Muslim community and the issue “certainly did not merit the government's involvement”.

Khan said it while releasing a report of a survey carried out on Muslim women in Northeast district of National Capital Territory (NCT).

A total of 600 women from 30 different localities were interviewed for the report, which says that all the women surveyed said that instant triple talaq was not found among Muslims in their area.

A New Indian Express dated 17 July has quoted Khan as saying, “Instant triple talaq is a social evil which was being practiced by an unscrupulous minority among the Muslim community. People found to be practicing instant triple talaq generally come from low economic backgrounds. The survey, which was conducted on the poorest of poor women, showed that the occurrence of instant triple talaq is negligible in the community. The issue certainly did not merit the government's involvement.”

The survey report, titled ‘Socio-economic and educational Status of Muslim women in Northeast Delhi’, has said that it a “false propaganda” that polygamy and triple talaq are rampant in the Muslim society.

Northeast Delhi district is one of the eleven districts in NCT. Of all the districts, it has the highest concentration of Muslims. As per 2011 census, Hindus comprised 68.22 percent of its 2,241,624 population while Muslims comprised 29.34 percent.

Khan is a controversial figure who has publicly threatened to get Arab countries involved in matters related to Hindu and Muslim communities in India, and hailed radical Islamic preacher Zakir Naik as a key contributor to Islam from India. For this threat posted on his Facebook and Twitter account in April, Khan was booked for sedition by the Delhi police.

Also read: ’Faced no religious Discrimination,’ Say 98.7 Per Cent Of Muslim Women Surveyed By Delhi Minority Body In Riot-Affected Northeast District

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