Attempt to brand Muslims anti-nationals: Minority panel chief Abid Rasool Khan on triple talaq

"You are not telling other religions how are you going to alter their rights, you are not touching the other communities," he said.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 17, 2016 5:14 pm
Triple talaq, islam triple talaq, islam talaq, minority panel, minorities india, Triple talaq issue, islam. muslims, uniform civil code, india news Khan requested the Law Commission to withdraw the questionnaire, adding that the government should first put a draft of the Uniform Civil Code and give “ample time” to all the communities. (Photo for representational purpose)

The Chairman of State Minorities Commission serving Andhra Pradesh and Telangana sees the Law Commission’s questionnaire asking the public for responses on the Uniform Civil Code and ‘triple talaq’ as an “attempt by the government to brand Muslims as anti-nationals”.

“The government is trying to create a sort of atmosphere where the Muslim community gets agitated and does something which is not desirable and, in turn, they are branded as anti-nationals…those who do not follow the Constitution of India and all that,” Abid Rasool Khan said.

“The community is falling into the trap of the right-wing elements and agencies who are working in tandem,” he alleged. Khan described the exercise of asking for opinions without the government putting a draft of the Uniform Civil Code in the public domain as “very absurd and not heard of”.

“You are not telling other religions how are you going to alter their rights, you are not touching the other communities. Ministers on TV do not talk about the HUF (Hindu Undivided Family) taxation benefits. All these things make me weary that there is a hidden agenda behind the questionnaire,” he told PTI.

Stating that every 200, one can see a different culture in India, Khan said the questionnaire should have had a minimum of 500-600 questions. “In 16 questions, you are trying to do it. So, what the government is basically doing is framing a policy to show the Muslims as anti-national and unpatriotic…who do not follow the Constitution and democratic principles. I strongly object to this,” he said.

Khan requested the Law Commission to withdraw the questionnaire, adding that the government should first put a draft of the Uniform Civil Code “they are talking and threatening about” in the public domain and give “ample time” to all the communities.

He noted that the questionnaire did not “talk about the Sikh community, the Kodagu community in Uttar Pradesh which allows five husbands to a woman, which is common in most of the villages in the hill areas of the state and Nagaland where the wife can be changed with a small gift given to her”.

“The way it is being handled, it is just a poll publicity tool before the Uttar Pradesh election and then it will sink in a boat,” Khan said and termed the exercise a “political gimmick”.

He said Muslims would resolve issues such as ‘triple talaq’ and polygamy “within the community” and they are “on the verge” of doing so. “Why are others so worried about it? Is there no other issue like child marriage? No issue like polygamy exits in the Hindu community?” he asked.

Khan claimed that even a BJP woman MP was a “polygamist”. “So, why are they not looking into their own closet before looking at Muslims and creating a scene where we (Muslims) are shown as wild, uncivilised and all that,” he said.

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  1. R
    Oct 17, 2016 at 12:12 pm
    Anything or anything to change or reform means attack on muslims, crying about Islam. no wonder your kind Mr. Khan is still in stone age laws even after surviving for 1600 years. looks like your religion will surely take you all to grave one day with such atude. You do not cry against UCC in Europe and USA where everyone has rights to do his own. Only in India you have problem.
    1. N
      Oct 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm
      Then why not UCC for all religions? what is your objections when it is according to consution. supporting radicals in the name of victim play.
      1. R
        Ramakrishna Jaladi
        Oct 17, 2016 at 2:00 pm
        Most of the Islamic countries have banned triple talaak. Why Muslims in India against triple talaak. I think Supreme Coutr has to come up quickly to the conclusion on this issue and issue necessar court orders to Govt to implement within a time frame. Otherwise there be no end on this issue.
      2. B
        Oct 17, 2016 at 12:19 pm
        Muslim mens are anti-women, they want to use women as *** commodity. Use and then dump using a word three times.
        1. I
          Oct 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm
          Well said.....and 100% correct.
          1. M
            Manohar Sharma
            Oct 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm
            Muslim women are just being treated as slaves. Muslim community must redress their genuine grievances.
            1. S
              Oct 17, 2016 at 12:21 pm
              Very well valid argument by the minority chief! Political game plan ahead of UP election. Such a regressive party is the lotus party is and they need such nuisance issues to come and remain in power. what a pity! They are digging their own grave soon!
              1. D
                Doctor Fate
                Oct 18, 2016 at 6:15 am
                Muslims have a fertility rate of Five. The rest of Kashmir is barely above replacement. Muslims are inhuman monsters who spread their vile religion through violence and rape. Their false prophet has turned them into the most backward peoples in India, even with the headhunting the pre-XtianDhimmie Nagas were more civilized. The religion of rapists, turns everywhere they go into a jail cell for all non-muslims. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Also since when have people, or Muslims, not reformed without outside pressure. Even Europe was made to take the egalitarian approach to public goods, only in the forties after America basically ordered them to. Prior to that, even in the 1930s, many Europeans were much poorer than Americans and lived barely improved lives compared to their nineteenth century brethren.
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