BJP welcomes Supreme Court’s instant triple talaq verdict, says it protects fundamental rights of Muslim women

The SC set aside the practice of instant triple talaq saying it was violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution. "It was a long awaited demand of Muslim women to live their life with dignity. The judgment definitely protect their fundamental rights which is identified in the constitution," said Bhupender Yadav

Written by Liz Mathew | New Delhi | Updated: August 22, 2017 2:44 pm
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Ruling BJP on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict that set aside the practice of instant triple talaq saying the judgment protected the fundamental rights of Muslim women.

“It’s a welcome step. It was a long awaited demand of Muslim women to live their life with dignity. The judgment definitely protect their fundamental rights which is identified in the constitution,” said Bhupender Yadav, general secretary of BJP.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday set aside the practice of instant triple talaq saying it was violative of Article 14 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

Yadav said it was the duty of a responsible political party to raise an issue concerning people. ” I think it’s the duty of a political party to raise the concern of the people. Our stand is vindicated with the judgment,” Yadav told The Indian Express.

“It’s a historic decision. The Prime Minister and our government have been sensitive to Muslim women’s concerns. Government has, through a number of affidavits, have taken their side,” BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said. “It’s illegal now. It was a big battle. There is no need for a legislation. That has always been illegal and the Supreme Court has declared it illegal,” he said. Hussain also accused the opposition Congress for “ignoring the pain” of Muslim women so far.

During the run up to the February-March election to the Uttar Pradesh state assembly, BJP had highlighted the triple talaq issue which its leaders said had made many Muslim women softened their opposition to the party. It’s leaders had said many Muslim women had voted for the party candidates in their respective constituencies due to the party’s move to take up the miseries of women belonging to the minority community.

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    Syed
    Aug 22, 2017 at 2:24 pm
    Less than 1 percent divorces in muslims and within that 0.001 percent give triple talaq. So these muslim women must understand that continuing with the husband even after triple talaq is haram, you can fight legally now
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      Solution
      Aug 22, 2017 at 1:16 pm
      The real savior of Muslims in India. India will definitely shine like Gold, due to hard works like this by the present Govt. Do such works till next election and people may realize whether u r good for the country or bad. Actually worst due to unemployment, health, education, poverty, sovereignty. Real duffers.
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      1. Kushal Kumar
        Aug 22, 2017 at 1:09 pm
        Without going into more details , it can be said that the judgement has heralded a new chapter in the lives of Muslim women of India. Readers may like to know this Vedic astrology writer’s prophesy for women in India during April to July and nearby in 2017, in article “ 2017 - an opportune year for India with major worrisome concerns in February –March and August-September” issued widely to Indian news media last year in October and November 2016. Reproducing the text from the article here : - “ Both these parts from April to December present opportunities and realization of those opportunities to an extent. But the last five months appear to be comparatively not as opportune as April to July or nearby. Certain encouraging or positive things could likely take shape in national scene. WOMEN HAVE SOMETHING FOR THEM TO CHEER UP”. So the prediction has been precisely accurate and meaningful.
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