Govt duty to make sure Muslim women get their rights: PM Modi slams triple talaq

Prime Minister Modi, referring to the issue of triple talaq, drew a parallel with female foeticide and the punishment it entails.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published:October 25, 2016 4:00 am
PM Modi, triple talaq, modi triple talaq, modi on triple talaq,  Narendra Modi, PM Modi in Mahoba, PM Modi on Triple Talaq, triple talaq, India news, latest news, Indian express Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing Parivartan Maharally in Mahoba on Monday. (Source: PTI Photo)

Breaking his silence on the row over the issue of triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday denounced the practice among Muslims and slammed “some political parties” who “in their hunger for votes” are “bent upon perpetrating this injustice on Muslim women in the 21st Century”.

Speaking at a BJP rally in Mahoba in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, the Prime Minister, referring to the issue of triple talaq, drew a parallel with female foeticide and the punishment it entails.

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“If a Hindu kills a daughter in her mother’s womb, that person has to go behind bars. Similarly, how is my Muslim sister at fault if someone just utters talaq thrice over the telephone and destroys her life,” he said.

“Shouldn’t the rights of Muslim daughters be protected? Shouldn’t Muslim mothers and sisters be protected? Shouldn’t Muslim sisters get equal rights? Some Muslim sisters fought for their rights in court. The Supreme Court asked us, what is the stand of the Government of India. We replied in very clear terms that no injustice should be done to mothers and sisters, that no discrimination should take place in the name of religion,” Modi said.

“I am astonished that some political parties, in their hunger for votes, are bent upon perpetrating this injustice on Muslim women in the 21st Century. What kind of justice is this? Elections and politics have their own place but it is the responsibility of government and society to ensure that India’s Muslim women get their rights, and get their rights under the Constitution of India,” the Prime Minister said.

PTI adds from Mahoba: Asking the media not to 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 who know the Quran. In the Muslim community, knowledgeable and progressive people are there. There are educated Muslim women who can put forth their views.”

“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.

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    abdul
    Oct 25, 2016 at 9:38 am
    The Hindu newspaper headline readslt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;No pport for PM's spouse, as she has no marriage certificate
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      abdul
      Oct 25, 2016 at 5:40 am
      Tripal talaq is far better than single talaq, isnt it? u get three chances to rethink. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Triple talaq is im one go is still better that single talaq. Triple talaq is far better than no lalaq; where you leave your wife without cohabiting with her. IN such a case, the wife does not get an opportunity to marry another man.
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        Anand
        Oct 27, 2016 at 2:52 am
        Muslim leaders are really culprit to keep Muslim as backward. So Muslim young should come out of stereotype image now..
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          Aushik
          Oct 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm
          Where was his bMusllim sisters were raped, widowed and killed during the violence in his state under his ruling????
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            Aushik
            Oct 25, 2016 at 9:28 pm
            Where was his brotherhood when his Musllim sisters were raped, widowed and killed during the violence in his state under his ruling????
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              Abdul Sami
              Oct 29, 2016 at 6:33 am
              There are no muslim leaders.
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                Abdul Sami
                Oct 29, 2016 at 6:32 am
                Why muslim women? first talk about giving 50% parliament seats to women of INDIA. Modiji also started flowing in politically motivated statements. As a head, you must say Women not muslim women, if you include all women still muslim women comes in set.
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                  Debasish Sarkar
                  Oct 27, 2016 at 5:20 am
                  You are absolutely correct. I endorse your view.
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                    Deeply Concerned
                    Oct 26, 2016 at 5:39 am
                    Does his wife Jashoda know about his statements?? She must be cursing this Feku and his brazen lies
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                      Deeply Concerned
                      Oct 26, 2016 at 5:40 am
                      Seems he forgot what he did to his wife and atleast if she had the Triple talak option, she would have said it 3000 times
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                        kamath Ramesh
                        Oct 26, 2016 at 9:49 am
                        Surprised with your personal attack on PM. You should know PM divorced his wife at very young to live like a sanyasi. He never married or kept any relation with any other woman. Unlike you who marry four women and desert them by triple talaq after enjoying with them and if you want to remarry again allow your mulla to enjoy.
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                          kamath Ramesh
                          Oct 26, 2016 at 9:49 am
                          Surprised with your personal attack on PM. You should know PM divorced his wife at very young to live like a sanyasi. He never married or kept any relation with any other woman. Unlike you who marry four women and desert them by triple talaq after enjoying with them and if you want to remarry again allow your mulla to enjoy.
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                            PeaceMeal
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 12:59 am
                            That's the power of clarity. Wisdom, speaks for itself. And after all these statements, he urges for knowledgeable people from the community to speak up. This is the most non imposing selfless thing one can do as a political leader. Off course, any person finding himself or herself above consution and Indian citizenship only can get upset with his views.
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                              Ram
                              Oct 26, 2016 at 5:59 pm
                              Of course you should be a concerned lot, as using 15% votes to control government policies and national security issues has been made irrelevant by NaMo as was seen in last LS. Elections and even century in am. Enjoy while it losts, until traitors like congis-commi-casteist parties remain getting elected in some pockets before they become extinct facilitating India becoming a developed strong prosperous nation. Remember for likes of you stan was created, and that is still a humane option.
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                                shamim
                                Oct 25, 2016 at 3:53 am
                                what about rights of muslim women Zakua Jafri and others raped,killed and burn in Gujrat roits...dhongi
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                                  Sher Mohammad.
                                  Oct 27, 2016 at 8:22 pm
                                  What happened to my script? I hadn't finished it.lt;br/gt;Talaq (divorce) thrice or in one pronouncement, s the culprit Imran Khan did in his second marriage is most undesired and unnecessary. lt;br/gt;Women have nothing to fear and to despair and grieve. God declares i Qur'an in clear words to cheer them and to provide relief (in money) out of His treasury.lt;br/gt;Even more than this, He says the one who places his /her trust i "Me, I become enough for that person" to rehabilitate her n her new life.lt;br/gt;We need fresh life and fresh infusion in our Islamic leadership. Get rid of the stereotypes.
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                                    Victor
                                    Oct 25, 2016 at 7:44 am
                                    Strange findings !!
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                                      Victor
                                      Oct 25, 2016 at 7:45 am
                                      You like Porks are the curse of Indian society.
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