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Shia Personal Law Board constituted in India

By: Nizam Hussain

LUCKNOW, India: Indian Shia clerics on Sunday 23 January formalized the launch of a body “All India Shia Muslim Personal Law board” parallel to the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) aimed at protecting the interests of the community.

At its first meeting here, the new board elected Maulana Mirza Muhammad Atahar chairman. The executive body also gave its approval to a draft constitution.

Mirza Yawar Hussain, an advocate based in Banda in Uttar Pradesh, has been asked to head the committee to frame the final constitution. On January 29, the board will have its first general body meeting.

Atahar, 62, runs several charities and is associated with Shia socio- educational committees.

The board assigned itself the task of trying to ensure social justice and education and propagating liberal social values for about six crore (60 million) Shias in India.

At its January 29 meeting, the new board will have 60 general body members — six each from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and five other states. But the strength of the general body would be gradually extended to 200.

Atahar said the new board had the sanction of Shia ulema. “The Shia community suffered for long because of the poor representation in the All India Muslim Personal Law Board. As a result of this inadequate representation, the community fell victim to social injustice, scarce education and employment opportunities. The sect failed to assert itself culturally, too.”

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