Can’t allow lives of Muslim women to be ruined by triple talaq: PM Modi

He criticised both politicians and people on TV debates saying such discussions on Triple Talaq would keep women "bereft of their rights".

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: October 24, 2016 8:15 pm
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Talking about the rights of Muslim women, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday said that the issue of Triple Talaq should not be politicised. “Female foeticide is a sin. So what if the sinner is a Hindu. My government has taken a number of steps (to stop this practice). Daughters, mothers, sisters should be protected. One should not consider religion. Mothers and sisters should be respected. We have raised the issue firmly.

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“Now the issue of talaq has come up. Just like if any Hindu commits female foeticide he will have to go to jail, similarly what is the crime of my Muslim sisters that some one says talaq over phone and her life is destroyed,” he said addressing a “Maha Parivartan Rally” here in the Bundelkhand region in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

Urging TV news channels to not turn triple talaq into an issue of Hindu versus Muslim or BJP versus other parties, Modi said that in its submission to the Supreme Court, the central government had clearly stated that there should not be any atrocity on women and there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion.

“In democracy, there should be discussion. The government has put forward its position. Those who want to digress from triple talaq are instigating people…in the country, lives of Muslim women cannot be allowed to be ruined by triple talaq,” he said.

In his speech, the Prime Minister asked the audience whether the rights of Muslim women should be protected or not and whether they should get equal rights or not?

“I am surprised that some political parties of the country in their lust for vote bank are hell-bent upon committing injustice to women in the 21st century. What kind of justice is this?

“Politics and elections have their own place but getting Muslim women their rights as per the Constitution is the responsibility of the government and the people of the country,” he said.

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Asking the media to not turn the issue of triple talaq as a matter between the government and the opposition, Modi said, “The debate should be between knowledgeable persons from Muslim community knowing ‘Quran’. In Muslim community, knowledgeable and progressive people are there. There are educated Muslim women who can put their views forth.”

“When you do TV debate do not turn it into Hindu-Muslim issues. Debate should be between those who want change in Muslim society and those who do not want 125 crore Indians to know what is the issue,” the Prime Minister said.

He said in a democracy, there should be discussion. The government has put its position but there are people who want to digress from triple talaq and are instigating the people, he said.

The prime minister also expressed hope of BJP’s victory in the assembly elections in UP next year. “In the coming polls, the picture is very clear. Just like it was in Lok Sabha polls of 2014. People gave full majority to BJP,” said Modi.

He urged the nation to break the cycle of the two parties to make Uttar Pradesh an “Uttam Pradesh”.

“The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party both loot in their own turns, and when the other comes to power they never take action against the other. SP-BSP-BSP-SP. The power keeps shifting, and in this game, this land never reached its potential. You have faced enough. If you want to escape this trap then you need to get out of this trap of Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party. Let’s break the cycle of SP-BSP and choose instead to make Uttar Pradesh an “Uttam Pradesh”,” Modi said.

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    Abhinav Gour
    Oct 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm
    At least prime minister recognise that Muslims not have to go to stan , i tanks him . Their are few issues 1) triple talak , Muslims should discuss this among themselves first .2) women's muust get equal rights on property womens of all religion . 3) marital rape , if we want to do justice we should recognise this 4)lgbt rights , if we r progressive society them we have to recognise this .
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      Mona lisa
      Oct 25, 2016 at 4:59 am
      The man who left his wife not performing any duty of husband is giving advice on women suffering.mr modi 1st go and do something for your own wife who's only fault was getting married if you would have given her divorce at least she would have got 2nd chance to start new life
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        Mona lisa
        Oct 25, 2016 at 5:14 am
        There is different law already there for Hindu women why Muslim women don't get converted to Hinduism and live life according to that if they are suffering so much because of being Muslim
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          Mona lisa
          Oct 25, 2016 at 8:24 am
          This is a country where consution has given right to practice religion of choice my question is why Muslim women are not opting to leave Islam if they are suffering so much? Go and suggest this to any Muslim woman on their face you will get ur answer
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            Mona lisa
            Oct 25, 2016 at 8:49 am
            Yes this should be punishable offense to manite mes for gain favors from powerful people
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              Mona lisa
              Oct 25, 2016 at 8:47 am
              there is law for non Muslims in relation to marriage doesn't that mean anything? This is just to divert focus from important issues because half of the time in power is almost over and they have nothing big to show and it's a preparation for 2017 state elections.people will remain busy in such issues only have no time to ask important questions
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                IML sood
                Oct 24, 2016 at 3:21 pm
                A good old saying 'Dogs bark when Elephant walks' Let these street and some road dogs bark, Govt will do as majorityof people want in Democracy.Laws required to be changed will be changed,no doubt about it.
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                  IML sood
                  Oct 24, 2016 at 2:47 pm
                  Don't call such person as crooks they are gutter pigs who cannot digest sane ideas,so how they can understand what PM says.A pig never likes healthy food and would prefer filth so these pigs in their comments,just showing their frustration and inside heat which disturb them.Some Cong.,some Aaptards and still some faked name anti nationals just start making noise like frogs in rainy season whenever PM speaks something good for the country.Better ignore them like street barking dogs.
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