On friday AIMPLB(All India Muslim Personal Law Board) filed an affidavit in supreme court regarding polygamy and Triple talaq.
They give the statement that polygamy is a blessing and not a curse for women. if the option of polygamy was not available to a husband, then he may divorce his existing wife or indulge in illicit affairs. A man can go to mistress if polygamy is not permitted.
For defending the triple talaq system AIMPLB said that men have greater power of decision making. They are more likely to control emotions and not to take a hasty decision. Men are expected to behave thus on the following grounds
AIMPLB said in its repose to suo motu petition on the rights of Muslim women concerning marriage, divorce and maintenance.The Supreme Court by its October 16, 2015 order had directed its registry to file a PIL to address the issue of the rights of Muslim women in respect of concerning marriage, divorce and maintenance.
Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. Polyandry, the practice of a woman having more than one husband, is not permitted.
In the ṭalāq divorce, the husband pronounces the phrase “I divorce you” to his wife. A man may divorce his wife three times, taking her back after the first two (reconciling). After pronouncing Talaq either once or twice or thrice, the man has to wait for 3 menstrual periods before finally letting his wife leave.