New Delhi, April 18: At least 5 crore Muslim men and women have reportedly signed a petition declaring their support for triple talaq, said the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB). According to reports, the AIMPLB has said that it started a massive signature campaign on triple talaq across India and have received over 5 crore signatures supporting the practice.

This comes even as the Muslim Law Board has issued a warning to those misusing triple talaq. The AIMLPB on Sunday said, “Those men who give triple talaq without any reasons and without following the Sharia (religious law) will face a social boycott from Muslim community.”

AIMPLB’s core committee on Saturday decided to not allow any “outside interference” on an issue that was described as part of the Sharia, or religious law, and thus a fundamental right. The AIMLPB also decided to put in place a mechanism to ensure that the option of triple talaq is exercised in the rarest of the rare case.

The AIMPLB also issued a code of conduct saying, “A code of conduct for talaq is being issued. With its help, the real picture of Shariat directives will be brought out on the talaq issue. If talaq is given without Shariat reasons, those involved will be socially boycotted.”

The code of conduct says, “Muslim couples should try to sort out their differences by themselves. If they fail to settle their dispute, they should attempt temporary separation.” It also says, “The husband should give talaq, not in one go, but once a month. The marriage would, however, continue if reconciliation is done in the third month.”

The Apex Court has set May 11-19 as the final date to conclude hearings on the legality of triple talaq. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have spoken out against triple talaq.

Yogi Adityanath on Monday spoke out against triple talaq and said that those silent on the issue are equally guilty. Speaking at a book launch event in Lucknow on Monday, Yogi Adityanath said, “These days there is a new debate in the country. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue. This reminds me of the scene in the Mahabharata in which Draupadi is being disrobed in an assembly and she asks a question to the gathering as to who is responsible for this? No one was able to utter even a single word. At that time Vidur said people who have committed the crime, those who are the accomplices and those who maintained silence on this issue are equally responsible.”