Ulema, Lawyers To Study Diveroce Verdict: JAH

Ulema, Lawyers To Study Diveroce Verdict: JAH

4 November 2012
Greater Kashmir
Zahid Maqbool

Srinagar: Jamiat-Ahli-Hadess (JAH) on Sunday said that it would constitute a high-level Council, comprising Ulema and lawyers to study the recent Jammu and Kashmir High Court verdict regarding powers of Muslim men to pronounce divorce. The Jamait said that it was also contemplating to formulate a Board, which would address all issues related to women, including marriage and divorce, in accordance with Quran and Sunnah. “We have decided to form a council comprising lawyers and Ulema to evaluate the recent High Court verdict in the light of Quran and Sunnah,” said Jamiat-Ahli- Hadees president, Ghulam Rasool Malik while addressing a seminar of various religious leaders and lawyers here. Seminar was organized to discuss the recent High Court judgement threadbare. Malik said that future course of action would be decided after council submits its report. Taking a pledge to formulate a permanent strategy on the likewise issues in future, Malik said: “We want a permanent solution of such issues. We will formulate a board in consultation with all the religious organizations which would address issues on women rights, divorce and related matters. It would work on grass root level as well as on state level. To ensure its decisions are implemented social and local influence would be used at mohalla, village and district level. Lawyers and Ulema would be part of it. We want to ensure limited role of courts in religious matters,” Malik said. Without naming anyone, Malik said: “For some petty interests like, money, status and power some people at religious as well as political level are harming us.” Political head of JAH Ghulam Qadir Lone said that Muslims need to be united on ground and Ulema should make the people aware about the teachings of Islam. He said that this is time to act in practice and to establish the joint board is indeed a good step. The idea to form a council was mooted by top legal luminary, Mian Abdul Qayoom. “We cannot demand Shariat court as it is not possible. High Court has vast jurisdiction. There should be a board. We need to form a council in which members from all religious bodies should be included so that such matters could be dealt with according to Islamic law,” he added. President of High Court Bar Association Zaffar Qureshi, advocate Zafar Ahmed Bhat, Advocate Arshad Andrabi, advocate Tariq Siddique, Moulana Abass Ansari, Moulana Showkat Hussain Keng, Abdul Rehman Bhat, advocate Zahid Ali, Riyaz Ahmed Shah, Noor Ahmed Trali and others participated in the seminar.