Minority appeasement of the Congress has begun. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has said something very controversial about the most debated law that deal with Triple Talaq (Divorce). He said that his party will take down the controversial law which criminalises the practice of triple talaq.
Addressing a gathering at the national convention of party’s minorities department by the party, Gandhi blamed the incumbent Modi government for interfering in the functioning of key central institutions.
“This nation belongs to every citizen of India. This is a conflict between two ideologies. Minority communities have worked on every step to build this nation. This nation has been built by people of every religion. This nation belongs to all,” Gandhi said while addressing the gathering.
The party’s women’s wing chief Sushmita Dev also said that Congress will scrap law after winning Lok Sabha poll
Addressing the Congress’ Minority Department convention, Dev alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had created an atmosphere pitting Muslim women against Muslim men through the triple talaq law.
“A lot of people told us that women will be empowered if the triple talaq bill is passed. But we opposed that law because it is a weapon that Narendra Modi ji has prepared to put Muslim men in jail and make them stand in police stations,” the All India Mahila Congress chief said.
She hailed Muslim women from all parts of the country for writing “crores of letters, carrying out signature campaigns and rebelling against” the law.
“The Congress party stood up and opposed it in Parliament. I promise you people that the Congress government will come in 2019 and we will scrap this law. But it is also certain that whatever law is brought for women’s empowerment, by whichever government, the Congress will support it,” Dev said. Also Read: What Will Be The Impact Of The Triple Talaq Bill In India? Read In 10 Points!
In December 2018, a bill to make instant triple talaq a penal offence was introduced in Lok Sabha to replace an ordinance issued in September. Under the proposed law, instant triple talaq will be illegal and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband.
What is Triple Talaq?
It is a practice in India that allows Muslim men to divorce their wives in an instant is facing fierce opposition. “Triple talaq” – divorcing by saying the word talaq three times – is legal for Muslims in India but controversial. It is banned across much of the Islamic world.
There are three forms of talaq (divorce): Ahsan, Hasan and Talaq-e-Biddat (triple or instant talaq). Ahsan and Hasan are revocable. Biddat — pronouncing divorce in one go by the husband — is irrevocable.
It has generated debate around the rights of Muslim women as the issue of divorce, marriage, and inheritance come under the purview of the Muslim Personal Laws.
The Triple Talaq bill was passed in the Lok Sabha and pending in the Rajya Sabha.
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