Attacking PM won’t give solution to triple talaq: Venkaiah Naidu

"Why should those helpless women be penalised for somebody else's fault. That is why the BJP, the government, is strongly in favour of ending the practice of triple talaq," Union Minister said on Tuesday

By: IANS | New Delhi | Updated: October 26, 2016 5:38 pm
Naidu, triple talaq, Venkaiah naidu, Venkaiah naidu triple talaq, triple talaq Venkaiah naidu, BJP, BJP triple talaq, latest news, latest india news Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu. (File Photo)

Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday advocated the abolition of ‘triple talaq’, saying it was a form of gender discrimination and against constitutional principles. “Gender discrimination must come to an end. We are a civilised society, we are a democratic country; why should there be gender discrimination? Triple talaq is a gender discrimination and against the principles of Constitution,” the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister told the media in New Delhi.

Watch what else is in the news

“Why should those helpless women be penalised for somebody else’s fault. That is why the BJP, the government, is strongly in favour of ending the practice of triple talaq,” said Naidu.

“Triple talaq is not a communal issue or a religious issue, it is an issue of gender justice. It is an issue of ending gender discrimination; it is an issue of equality before law, which is granted by the article 14 and 15 of the Constitution. I said it earlier and I am repeating it again for sake of those people who are not able to understand it. Unnecessary dragging the Prime Minister and Sangh makes no sense,” he added.

His comments came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in his first comments on the controversial issue, said the government and society should ensure justice to Muslim women and not let their lives be destroyed by triple talaq. Naidu avoided a direct comment on the rift within Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party but said “dynasty politics was nasty for democracy”.

“Dynasty in democracy is nasty but it is tasty to some people and we are seeing the results also,” he said, adding the BJP doesn’t want to “fish in their troubled waters.”

“It is their internal matter, but people are seeing what is happening and they will decide what should be done,” added Naidu.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. Babu Gupta
    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:34 pm
    Banning the Triple Talaq and Uniform Civil Code is the answer for equality for all citizens in this secular and civilized country. Even many muslim countries have banned Triple Talaq without putting "Islam into danger".
    1. J
      jayaram reddi
      Oct 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm
      Also it is time for uniform civil code.
      1. Joseph R Stephen
        Oct 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm
        The DEMONS are out on the streets with elections to UP;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This donkeys took good three years to open their;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This donkeys had a golden RULE under Atal for 5 years but never even;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This devils of democracy will be burnt by the Votes of the People in coming elections.
        1. K
          Oct 25, 2016 at 1:22 pm
          Muslims stand in que to go to developed countries where in each of those countries, common civil and criminal law is a norm.It doe not violate their religion then? Even in India there is common criminal law. Right of freedom of religion is not absolute, it exists in all secular democratic developed countries of the world, but it does not grant special privileges or laws in the name of religion.
          1. K
            Oct 25, 2016 at 11:33 am
            On same principle skinning of dead cow is unhygienic, in-humane. It is pure human-right abuse. It must be stopped.
            1. Load More Comments