UP minister says triple talaq is being misused to satisfy ‘lust’

Ahead of the state assembly elections, the BJP, in its election manifesto, had said it would collect the opinion of Muslim women and present it in the Supreme Court.

Written by Lalmani Verma | Lucknow | Updated: April 30, 2017 9:11 am
Former BSP Leader Swami Prasad Maury hold a press conference at his residence in Lucknow on saturday.Express photo by Vishal Srivastav 25.06.2016

KICKING UP a row, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Swami Prasad Maurya has said that Muslim men are misusing the practice of triple talaq to “continuously” change wives and satisfy their “lust”.
“BJP Muslim mahilaon ke saath khadi hai. Jo akaran, bewajah, aur manmane tareeke se jab chaha talaq de diya… Koi apni havas ko pura karne ke liye lagatar patniyan badalte rehne ka kaam kare… apne hi bachchon ko, apni hi patni ko sadak par bheekh maangne ke liye majboor kar de… To swabhavik roop se isse na aap achcha kahenge, na koi doosra achcha kahega),” he said.

(“The BJP is with Muslim women. Those who give talaq without any reason, at their will… They continuously change wives to satisfy their lust… forcing their own wives and children to beg on the road… Nobody will call this right.”)

Maurya was speaking to mediapersons while attending a function at the residence of a BJP worker in Basti district on Friday evening.  “Is prakar ki jo peedit mahilayen hain, bhuktbhogi mahilayen hain… BJP unko samman dilane ke liye kaam karegi (BJP will work to restore the honour of women who are victims of such practices),” he said.

Demanding an apology from Maurya, Muslim cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahli said: “Such irresponsible and uncivilised statements are not expected from a cabinet minister. He should apologise for his unparliamentary language. He has attacked the community. Census 2011 data shows that the percentage of people who marry more than once is more in other communities.”

Asked about Maurya’s remarks, Cabinet minister and government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma said, “He is a senior leader and his sentiments expressing concern for women are good. But the selection of words should be appropriate, so that opposition parties and pseudo-seculars do not get any opportunity.” He said the BJP has made its stand against triple talaq clear.

Ahead of the state assembly elections, the BJP, in its election manifesto, had said it would collect the opinion of Muslim women and present it in the Supreme Court. The state government has already started holding meetings with NGOs to discuss the possible mechanism for this.

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  1. Q
    Apr 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm
    Before bsp now in bjp its also to satisfy ur lust.u need power to satisfy ur lust after bjp this person may join cong. Think before speaking u r public rep.
    1. M
      Apr 30, 2017 at 1:49 pm
      Most people with lust for power have been invited and has joined BJPee His lust is cl ic example which made him desert his almameter BSP
      1. S
        Sujatha Selvam
        Apr 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm
        Whenever something about Muslims issues pops up, there are lot of hate speeches/writing starts in this column with vulgarity and profane language. We feel shame to read them even. It seems some anti-national elements from BJP party and some vested interests elements from neighboring country p a k i s t a n are engaged in these spreading hatred among Hindus and Muslims. Spreading hate is a crime, but Indian Express ventilate these hate speeches relentlessly without any moderation or editing. Very sad Mr Editor.
        1. M
          Apr 30, 2017 at 1:40 pm
          The man who lured a 9yr old AISHA and ra-ped his own sons wife ZAIDA,---Mohammed established himself as pedo M ,----Jai hind.
          1. S
            Sujatha Selvam
            Apr 30, 2017 at 1:24 pm
            Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanathji should come forward to slap this irresponsible, loose character, stunt master to shut his mouth. He should be sacked from BJP for defaming the Muslims. Triple talaq, triple talaq, where is available in India? How many cases were filed in the court about triple talaq? This is a very very minute issue, but BJP is trying to make it a big issue.
            1. L
              Apr 30, 2017 at 1:20 pm
              why rama abondoned sita why feku abondined ben yashoda
              1. T
                Apr 30, 2017 at 12:47 pm
                Some body is struck with attention seeking syndrome ...Thus make. Statements what really destroy their dignity
                1. M
                  Mohammad Dar
                  Apr 30, 2017 at 1:11 pm
                  being in hindrance to truth, a hindu, they have none.
                2. N
                  Apr 30, 2017 at 11:57 am
                  dashrath had 3 wives krishna had 1600 wives , abhishek singvi caught pants down , asaram is paedopjhilist rapist - modi shared stage with him , hema malini married already married man - if muslim does it is lust ?? what is all this polygamy
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