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
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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.

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“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.

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    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".
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      jayaram reddi
      Oct 25, 2016 at 8:25 pm
      Also it is time for uniform civil code.
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        Joseph R Stephen
        Oct 25, 2016 at 12:55 pm
        The DEMONS are out on the streets with elections to UP announced.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This donkeys took good three years to open their MOUTH.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This donkeys had a golden RULE under Atal for 5 years but never even whispered.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This devils of democracy will be burnt by the Votes of the People in coming elections.
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          kg
          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.
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            kranti
            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.
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              Manzoor
              Oct 25, 2016 at 1:12 pm
              Please listen to our onsutional expert Mr. Naidu.
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                Torpedoe
                Oct 25, 2016 at 11:40 pm
                Ignore him. Listen to Zakir Naik, in stead.
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                  Torpedoe
                  Oct 25, 2016 at 11:42 pm
                  Looks like calling them demons and donkeys gives you a high. Keep on. But remember change is the only constant. No matter who brings the change - demon or donkey, or right thinking BJP!
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                    Torpedoe
                    Oct 25, 2016 at 11:52 pm
                    Refer to Islamic Laws? Are you insane? Man laws of jungle could be better than your Islamic laws. Only supports the perverts. One can marry as many, can divorce as many and breed as many. Total Jungle Janwar ka kanoon.
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                      Torpedoe
                      Oct 25, 2016 at 11:49 pm
                      Taking that pervert to task is what is being planned now. Now there is no such law to do that as that pervert being protected by religion. Hope you got the answer to your question.
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                        Mohiuddin
                        Oct 25, 2016 at 1:18 pm
                        She has all the rights , kindly refer to Islamic laws....
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                          Munzir Baig
                          Oct 25, 2016 at 12:20 pm
                          Dear Minister, There are a number of burning issues which need attention. For this issue, Muslim Scholars are there and in the light of Quran and Traditions of our Prophet we will find a solution. If one or two muslim men commit this non-sense they should tamed. How many child marriages are happening, how many innocent young women are victims of sita system. How many infant, young girl and ladies are raped, what are you doing. Please look into your issues before poking your nose in others business. Try to change individual and plurality will change automatically.Try to change yourself first by not pointing fingers at other. Dear Minister, many promises of Sab Ka Saath and Sab Ka Vikas are still untouched. Let thing change at gr root level. I pray good sense prevail over you and you come out with a positive change.
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                            Munzir Baig
                            Oct 25, 2016 at 3:04 pm
                            If husband is ruining what has religion to do. It is a mistake of illiterate person. Don't blame religion or sharia. Take that person to task.
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                              syed
                              Oct 25, 2016 at 12:26 pm
                              it is not. consution allows freedom of religion. Triple talaq is part of religion and 99% Muslim have no objection. the 1% who have objection can register their marriages as per marriage act no body is compelling them to register their marriages as Muslim personal law.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;if BJP wants defend rights, let them first address rights of Kashimiri, dalits, adivasis, tirbals people, they are real sufferer.
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                                Ali
                                Oct 25, 2016 at 1:47 pm
                                Empower the muslim women by giving them reservation on educational insution and jobs . Encourage them for education if you are really concern about gender discrimination .lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;There are lot of evil practice prevails in other religion too like santhara ,chaumashi in Jain religion .If you have guts then raise those issue as well.
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                                  prashantk kk
                                  Oct 25, 2016 at 12:14 pm
                                  gow mutri is hygenic needs to be national drink
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                                    PRAVIN S
                                    Oct 25, 2016 at 2:05 pm
                                    Article 44 of the Consution of India which envisages a Uniform Civil Code is only a directive principle of state policy and is not enforceablelt;br/gt;Personal laws cannot be challenged as being violative of Part III of the Consutionlt;br/gt;Personal law matters are domain of legi slative policy- courts has no authority to frame or amend const itution – then we have to imp each ju dges lt;br/gt;It is nothing but a polit ical to ol – what ha voc and destru ction of families been made by draconian bogus 49 8 a / do m e stic vi ol en ce in hi ndus – want to extend to mu sli ms lt;br/gt;To control muslim po pu lation so to avoid sa fr o n been du mped as m ini ority
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                                      Quinton Quizotix
                                      Oct 25, 2016 at 2:54 pm
                                      The estimated potion of Muslims in India is around 18 crores.Has the Govt. discovered as to how many Muslim women have been affected by the "Triple Talaq"system how much has the Govt . been impelled to rectify it? In Islam the woman also has been given rights almost equal to that of a man! A married Muslim woman has the right to dissolve the inconvenient marriage through her "Right To Khula"! How comes BJP which has been attacking the Nehruvian Consution all along has become such an admirer of it now and swear on it?Art. 51(A) says It is the 'fundamental duty of every citizen ' to value and preserve the rich heritage of our "composite cultrue'!Venkiahji must note that "Fundamental Rights and Duties are not so easily alterable.They are far high above "Directive Principles of State Policy" or "consutionality"!
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                                        Ratan
                                        Oct 26, 2016 at 3:03 pm
                                        कल तक जवान सुंदर थी ठीक थी खराब लगी तो मोबाइल पर तिन बार तलाक बोल कर छुटकारा पा लिया। इस प्रथा को तुरंत बंद होना चाहिए। बहुत से मुस्लिम देश इसे बंद कर चुके हैं। कांग्रेस ने इस माे को मुस्लिम नाराज होकर वोट नहीं मिलेगा करके नहीं किया। पर बीजेपी ने इसे बंद कर मुस्लिम औरतों पर हो रहे जुल्म को बंद करना चाहिए
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                                          Vedic_Citizen
                                          Oct 25, 2016 at 1:29 pm
                                          6th century ideologies are under threat in modern world
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                                            Vedic_Citizen
                                            Oct 25, 2016 at 1:28 pm
                                            99% , was there any survey or referendum?
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