BJP MP Rupa Ganguly berates TMC for supporting triple talaq

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the TMC was supporting the triple talaq and uniform civil code in order to appease the Muslim Community of the state for the sake of vote bank politics.

By: PTI | Kolkata | Published:November 18, 2016 9:29 pm
Actor-turned-BJP leader Rupa Ganguly. Express FILE photo by Partha Paul. Kolkata.09.04.15 Actor-turned-BJP leader Rupa Ganguly. Express FILE photo by Partha Paul

BJP MP Rupa Ganguly on Friday said there should not be different laws for different communities residing in the country and strongly advocated introduction of a uniform civil code. She wondered if Trinamool Congress MPs, who are supporting triple talaq, had any idea about the kind of harassment the Muslim women endured on account of the antiquated practice. Ganguly lashed out at the TMC for supporting triple talaq and opposing uniform civil code.

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“How can you have separate laws for separate communities? Those who are supporting triple talaq, do they have any idea about the kind of harassment the Muslim women suffer after being summarily divorced?” she asked a rally.

The famous actress, who had mesmerised India with her powerful portrayal of Draupadi in the mega-serial Mahabharat, pointed out that in several Muslim countries triple talaq had been banned.

State BJP president Dilip Ghosh said the TMC was supporting the triple talaq and uniform civil code in order to appease the Muslim Community of the state for the sake of vote bank politics.

“The TMC is supporting the issue because they are not interested in the upliftment of women in the country but want to pursue vote bank politics. They are not interested in education, health of Muslim community but in the sermons of the fundamentalists,” Ghosh said.

The BJP’s public rally opposing the triple talaq and supporting the UCC was staged when a three-day convention of All India Muslim Personal Law Board started from today.

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