The Supreme Court had suggested an out-of-court settlement for Ayodhya issue, but the same has been rejected by the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). The court had expressed its preference for an out-of-court settlement since the issue relates to matters of faith and sentiments, which cannot be evaluated within the legal framework. AIMPLB further said that it will only accept a verdict by the Supreme Court and not the suggestion of an out-of-court settlement. The decision was taken by AIMPLB after a two-day meeting. Announcing the decision taken by the board, AIMPLB General Secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said, “No out-of-court settlement is acceptable to us.”
AIMPLB has also come out in support of triple talaq, saying that Muslims have constitutional right to follow their personal law. However, the board said that triple talaq will have to be done through ‘Sharia’ (Islamic law), failing which, an individual will have to face social boycott. “A code of conduct for talaq is being issued. With its help, the real picture of Sharia directives will be brought out on the talaq issue. If talaq is given without Sharia reasons, those involved will be socially boycotted,” Rehmani said.