The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said that ‘medievalist’ All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) wants to control women via religion.
The AIMPLB on Thursday submitted a one page pro forma to the Law Commission and opposed any changes in the provisions of triple talaq by saying that the board was fully satisfied with the commands of Islamic laws on marriage and divorce.
RSS’ ideologue Rakesh Sinha termed the members of the AIMPLB as “fundamentalists, conservatives, and medievalists who want to control women in the garb of religion”.
Reacting on the development, Sinha told ANI, “They are fundamentalist elements, they are conservatives, they are medievalists, they want to control women via religion but it can’t be possible.”
He said the satisfaction of the Indian Constitution was more important than the satisfaction of the AIMPLB over women’s rights.
“The satisfaction of the Indian Constitution is more important than the satisfaction of the fundamentalist elements. Modernity and constitutional requirement demand that the women should be given equal rights,” said Sinha.