It’s time to abolish ‘triple talaq’, says Venkaiah Naidu

He suggested that as the Supreme Court is currently scrutinising the issue, anybody can go and voice their concerns.

By: PTI | Hyderabad | Updated: October 24, 2016 5:59 pm

 

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Describing ‘triple talaq’ as anti-constitutional and anti-civilisation, Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday said its time the country should abolish this “gender discrimination”, in the light of principles of justice, dignity and equality.

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“Triple talaq is anti-constitutional, against law, against the principles of democracy and anti-civilisation. This kind of opinion is on the rise. There is a discussion going on, on this subject. Already so much of time has been taken. It is time the country should move forward to abolish ‘triple talaq’ to end the discrimination and also have gender justice and equality before law. We should end this,” Naidu told reporters.

“Even Muslim women are demanding justice. There should not be any gender discrimination. There should be gender justice. All are equal before the Constitution,” he said speaking here on the sidelines of a programme organised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He suggested that as the Supreme Court is currently scrutinising the issue, anybody can go and voice their concerns.

On the Uniform Civil Code, he said, “the government will do everything in a transparent manner. It will take Parliament into confidence. Some sections are resorting to a false propaganda that the government is trying to implement Common Civil Code from backdoor.”

On October 7, the Centre for the first time, had opposed in Supreme Court the practise of triple talaq, ‘nikah halala’ and polygamy among Muslims and favoured a re-look on the grounds like gender equality and secularism.

The Ministry of Law and Justice, in its affidavit, referred to constitutional principles such as gender equality, secularism, international covenants, religious practices and marital law prevalent in various Islamic countries to drive home the point that the practice of triple talaq and polygamy needed to be adjudicated upon afresh by the apex court.

The law panel’s move was significant as the Supreme Court had recently said it would prefer a wider debate, in public as well as in court, before taking a decision on the constitutional validity of ‘triple talaq’, which many complain is abused by Muslim men to arbitrarily divorce their wives.

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First Published on: October 22, 2016 2:55 pm
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    Shafi
    Oct 22, 2016 at 10:15 am
    For god's sake, there is nothing called Triple Talak in Islam like a Triple Century in cricket. Islam is against divorce as it is mentioned in a Hadeeth that what is hated by Allah the most among what is permitted is divorce. The reference to triple talaq is only made from the context of re-taking a lady to whom a person is divorced as the Islam permits a person who divorced his wife once and twice to take the wife so long he has pronounced the divorce thrice. It is a permissive decree in the interest of welfare of the family. The religion of Islam is not against civilization and every restriction in Islam is designed for promoting mutually respecting living and for curbing exploitation. A women dressed as per Islamic prescription is more likely not to be exploited than otherwise, and this is for every one to understand including those who say the oppressed under Islam. In both the case of Hindu women from the villages who covers the entire body except the face and in the case of Christian sisters who does like wise, the man will only extends more respect than looks with the eye of oppression.
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      adil
      Oct 22, 2016 at 4:16 pm
      who listining to u raskal
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        abdul
        Oct 23, 2016 at 6:45 am
        did you read Ramayana? did you read comment of former law minister Ram Jethmalani regarding separation of Ram and Sita. Do you know how many wifes Krishna had? There is no Hindu Civilisation before Muslims came to INdia (it may be vedic civilisation). THe Term Hindu was given by Muslims. Check ur facts, then debate.
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          abdul
          Oct 22, 2016 at 4:32 pm
          some people want to abolish triple talaq (divorce by 3 pronunciation) and others want to abolish even the single talaq. Hope the Justice will prevail in sha Allah. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Divorce is a dignified way of separation of a married couple. IN the traditional laws practiced by several Hindus, there was no concept of divorce at all; if a man marries a woman, the bond is irreversible. The concept of divorce is foreign. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Without divorce, the marriage becomes a trap. think a situation where a man refuses to live with his wife, if there is no talaq (or divorce) this wife will be helpless without a remedy. she does not get her marital rights from the present husband and she can not marry to another man, if there is no concept of divorce.
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            sunny
            Oct 22, 2016 at 4:29 pm
            islam is not a man made religion like others it cannot be changed till the day of judgement BJP want to communalise the issue dont create a situation like syria or iraq 25 core muslims of india will unite to fight against these
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              sunny
              Oct 22, 2016 at 4:31 pm
              modi should check with his wife he is not leaving with her nor as he divorced her he should explain to the nation
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                sunny
                Oct 22, 2016 at 10:20 pm
                take quran in any part of the world in any language it is same word of almighty and geeta and ramayan are written by so many authors with diffirent diffirent narration
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                  alam
                  Oct 22, 2016 at 4:47 pm
                  Dowry deaths are found in India,[1] stan,[2] Bangladesh,[3] and Iran.[4][5] India reports the highest total number of dowry deaths with 8,391 such deaths reported in 2010, 1.4 deaths per 100,000 women. Adjusted for potion, stan, with 2,000 reported such deaths per year, has the highest rate of dowry death at 2.45 per 100,000 women.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;VENKAYAJI IS PAR BHI KUTCH TIME NIKAL KAR BOLNA
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                    alam
                    Oct 22, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                    One woman dies every hour due to dowry related reasons on an average in the country, which has seen a steady rise in such cases between 2007 and 2011, according to official data.lt;br/gt;National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) figures state that 8,233 dowry deaths were reported in 2012 from various states. The statistics work out to one death per hour
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                      alam
                      Oct 22, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                      TRIPLE TALAQ HO YA SINGLE TALAQ HO AURAT KO SASURAL WALE ZINDA TO CHHOD DETE HAI ..JAAN SE TO NAHIN MARTE
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                        Anand
                        Oct 22, 2016 at 4:26 pm
                        Talaq should be given to triple talaq.
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                          A. KHAN
                          Oct 22, 2016 at 2:35 pm
                          TRIPLE TALAK IS HURTING THE MUS LIM WOMEN BADLY......BJP PLEASE ABOLISH....MY SISTER WAS AFFECTED...NOCENT WOMEN ARE AFFECTED.
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                            OBC
                            Oct 23, 2016 at 7:51 am
                            It is a pity that in this modern age, a custom like tripple talaq exists or allow to exist. If religious fanatics want to have there way, let there be no dispute on the validity of talaq among couple But if s dispute come to the family/civil court, let the Indian courts apply Uniform civil code to it. But the fact is that 99% of Indian Muslims are married only once and they don't want their daugthers to undergo these do called talaq route. It seems the majority voice is suppressed in the entire brohaha...Let govt conduct an opinion poll among Muslim families to know how many girls as well as parents prefer the tripple talaq.
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                              Dr Noorul
                              Oct 22, 2016 at 3:47 pm
                              Indeed triple talaq is a controversial issue. Some Muslim sects put it into practice and some do not.
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                                Dr Noorul
                                Oct 22, 2016 at 4:11 pm
                                Some say it is time to abolish triple talaq and some say it is time to implement the Uniform Civil Code. Will Uniform Civil Code not violate religious freedom?
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                                  hameed mohamed
                                  Oct 23, 2016 at 6:43 am
                                  Mr venkat naidu u was a great fan of yours as you are senior politician and experienced I always wish you must be part if the parliament always but what power you have to say abolish triple talaq and you want to be higher than supreme Court when the matter is tgere you must watch the outcome
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                                    iftiindian
                                    Oct 22, 2016 at 12:12 pm
                                    Venku who has kept his sister's daughter as wife a tradition which is prevalen in south India In gujarat sangria Hindus keep any concubine. What is your take on these inhuman tradition Mr. Chadian?
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                                      Imran Khalid
                                      Oct 22, 2016 at 7:50 pm
                                      Should 'nt he be bothered about more serious problems of the Muslim community....like education,employment, health, he cannot challenge the shariat, let him first change his party's mindset which is clearly anti Muslim, his gau rakshaks going amok and torturing and killing Muslims, his colleagues anti Muslims tirades, his elders who demolished an ASI monument,the Babri Masjid, is this not inequality? What has he done, why suddenly the love for Muslim women 's rights, are Muslims who are targeted sons of the same Muslim women? What is the ratio of divorce in non Muslims to the Muslims? Is it not better to have a quick separation than be bogged down with a person for years, or through a lengthy court process, Mr. Minister first please study Islam and than comment, we are not asking for changes in your religious system, same the other way, we never incite other communities on flimsy issues like cow, language, places of worship, you reign in your people which is more arduous than changing the Shariat....
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                                        Vinu Koratty
                                        Oct 22, 2016 at 1:10 pm
                                        ONE COUNTRY. ONE FLAG. ONE LAW.
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                                          Jawad
                                          Oct 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                          Venkaih don't interfere in this matter when you don't know the first word of Almighty. You even don't know your creator. 1.5 billion Muslim around the world obey this Triple Talaq. If you or anybody have any doubt about it speak to the Islamic Scholars. Takling this sensitive mater before UP election is absurd.
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                                            jayaram reddi
                                            Oct 22, 2016 at 1:36 pm
                                            It is time to have uniform civil code also.
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