"Our school of thought does not accept talaq just like that. We need evidence of talaq. Just by uttering talaq three times, it cannot be granted," Shia cleric Maulana Yasub Abba told news agency ANI.
Resonating similar sentiments, Maulana Sadiq, All-India Muslim Personal Law Board vice-president said, "There are many sects in the Muslim religion. Even if husband says 'talaq' three lakh times, it won't be valid. Until both man and woman call for a divorce, action shouldn't be taken."
He asserted that the Muslim religion teaches that nothing can be without justice and reasoning.
On September 2, the AIMPLB had told the Supreme Court, which is hearing a PIL by a Muslim woman against the practice of triple talaq, that the scrapping of instantaneous talaq or instant divorce will lead to the practice of polygamy.