Source: News Bharati English06 Feb 2017 16:47:32

New Delhi, February 6: Government calls upon all political parties not to politicize the issue of Triple Talaq saying Muslim women should have equal rights in the society. Many Islamists practitioners opposed the banning of this evil saying that it is a part of Islamic laws. Also, some political parties are trying to capitalize the vote from them.Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu has requested all political parties not to politicize the issue of Triple Talaq. Talking to media outside Parliament this morning, Naidu said every stakeholder is being considered by the Law Commission in this regard. He said Muslim women should have equal rights in the society.

"It is a question of our human rights. It is a question of equal rights to all, irrespective of caste, creed, sex, region and religion. We say India is one. That being the case, there should not be any discrimination. There should not be any harassment. There should not be any injustice to any section of society, particularly women. So, let every political party come out and make clear, what is their stand on the issue of Triple Talaq."

The Minister was responding to media queries after Law Minister Ravishankar Prasad said that the government may take a major decision to ban triple talaq after assembly polls. Naidu said political parties should not link the remarks made by Prasad with the ongoing elections. Echoing similar views, Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, the decision will only be taken within Constitutional framework.

Earlier, Allahabad High Court termed triple talaq is unconstitutional and also called it as the violation of the rights of Muslim women. High Court strictly said, no Personal Law Board is above the Constitution. Triple talaq refers to a Muslim man's Islamic right to divorce his wife by a mere unequivocal statement of the word 'talaq', repeated thrice in one go. A number of Muslim women and organizations have moved various courts across India challenging the validity of 'triple talaq'.