A majority of people who had responded to its questionnaire on a uniform civil code have opposed spontaneous triple talaq, Law Commission chairperson Justice B S Chauhan has said. The majority includes a couple of Muslim organisations too.
The commission has received 40,000 responses since its issue in October 2016.
Chauhan said as per the general agreement, spontaneous triple talaq was not in keeping with what was stated in the Shariat, which mandates a three-month iddat period meant for reconciliation and arbitration.
“While we are yet to tabulate the huge number of responses, one thing we have observed is that most people, even among the Muslims, have opposed the practice of spontaneous triple talaq. They have held that iddat period should be observed,” said Chauhan as per Indian Express reports.
The ‘Questionnaire on Uniform Civil Code’ was issued by the law panel alongside Union government filed its controversial response in an apex court case opposing instantaneous triple talaq. The All India Muslim Personal Law Board carried out its own mass signature system of getting the response and sent it to the Law Commission, opposing any inference in the Shariat even if it is to outlaw the practice of instantaneous triple talaq which is not as prescribed in the Muslim personal law.
Considering the overwhelming response, the Law Commission had extended the deadline for feedback on the questionnaire until the end of December 2016.