Allahabad HC order on triple talaq vindicates our stand: BJP

The Allahabad High Court today held that this triple talaq is "cruel" and "most demeaning" which "impedes and drags India from becoming a nation".

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:December 8, 2016 6:07 pm
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Hailing the Allahabad High Court’s observation on ‘triple talaq’, BJP today said its stand on the issue has been vindicated, and asked political parties supporting the practise to “desist from dividing the society in the name of religion”. “BJP’s ideology of gender equality stands vindicated by the court’s observation which has termed triple talaq unconstitutional and violative of women rights. A progressive society cannot be subjected to a regressive religious practise.

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“BJP welcomes the court’s decision and also warns those political parties who have supported triple talaq for their political expediency. Time has come for them to desist from dividing the society in the name of religion. No personal law can claim supremacy over the rights granted to individuals by the Constitution,” BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh said.

Expressing anguish over Muslim women being subjected to divorce over speed post, Skype and Facebook under the practice, he said it amounted to “disrespect towards women”.

“India is one and the rights of women need to be one. Gender equality will be a major election issue, particularly in Uttar Pradesh, because time has come that people of India should know how these ‘secular parties’ have played with women rights through vote bank politics,” Singh said.

Coming down heavily on the practise of “triple talaq”, the Allahabad High Court today held that this form of “instant divorce” was “cruel” and “most demeaning” which “impedes and drags India from becoming a nation”.

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