Centre may take 'major step' on triple talaq after polls: Govt

Ghaziabad/Lucknow, Feb 5 (PTI): The Centre is likely to take "a major step" to ban triple talaq after the ongoing Assembly polls, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said and dared Samajwadi Party, Congress and BSP to make their stand clear on the contentious issue.

Insisting that the issue is not related to religion but involves respect and dignity of women, he said the government "respects faith but worship and social evil cannot co-exist".

He said the tradition of triple talaq denies respect for women and the central government is committed to end the "evil social practice".

"The government may take a major step to ban triple talaq after the UP Assembly polls," he said while addressing a press conference in Ghaziabad last evening.

The Assembly polls being held in UP and four other states will conclude on March 11.
Asserting that "every pernicious practice" cannot be part of a religion, the minister, who is a lawyer himself, said the Centre would raise the issue in the Supreme Court on three points -- justice, equality and dignity of women.

"We are the only party which respects women. Neither do other parties offer a good place to women nor do they respect them," said Prasad, a senior BJP leader.

"The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot co-exist," he said.

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow today, the union minister said, "I want Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati to clarify their stand on the issue of triple talaq. Our (BJP's) stand is very clear. The issue is not related to religion but involves respect and dignity of women."

Attacking BSP, he said it should rise above caste politics and respect women.
Referring to the SP-Congress coalition in Uttar Pradesh, he said, "This is an alliance of desperation between two dynastic parties... alliance of desperation between crime, criminals and corruption."

Ridiculing the pre-poll tie-up, he claimed the "confluence of Ganga and Yamuna" will end up with one party merging with the other after the polls.

"Which party will merge with which party will be seen after the polls. This is nothing but a theatre of the absurd," the BJP leader said.

He also touched upon the salient features of BJP's manifesto and the Union Budget and explained how it would help the poor.

Yesterday, while speaking to mediapersons in Ghaziabad, Prasad had alleged that Samajwadi Party and Congress have entered an alliance as both parties "indulge in corruption, crime and loot".

"Both parties are opportunist and have tied-up with each other just to stop the landslide victory of BJP," he claimed.

Not a single big industry was established in Uttar Pradesh during the tenure of Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government, the BJP leader alleged, adding the funds sanctioned by the Centre for the development of the state has not just due to the feud within the Yadav family.


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  • Amigo, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Don't worry PM Sahab, not only Indian Muslims but whole Nation, (of course minus blind bakhts ) will say TALAQ, TALAQ, TALAQ to BESHARAM JANARA PARTY not after the election but during Voting!!!!!!!.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Good comment .... Even though I do not support the triple talaq ( at a time ) practiced by the Muslims I support this type of Talaq against BJP in the elections....

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  • Peter, KSA

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Ravi Shankar Prasadji, there is a helpless, old woman in Gujarat who has been abandoned by her husband. She has been provided full security. In other words, she is under house arrest in guise of security. She is not allowed to speak to media and no media is allowed to approach her. One TV channel reporter attempted to interview her and the reporter was transferred to Andaman just couple of months before his retirement. If you are truly worried about dignity and liberty of women, please begin it from this poor lady from Gujarat instead of making dombarata during election time.

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  • S. M. Nawaz Kukkikatte, Dubai

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Never happend in ur term. Do not mock-up religious matter. Do not think you can do anything , any matter any time.

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  • Vantage Point, abbonumata@gmail.com

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Very Good...Modi remembered T.T when he wanted to impose demonetisation he was very skilled in creating such atmosphere...now when it is already failed he has to remember it...coz it is more hot topic than demonetisation ...media will surely like it than highlighting failure of demonetisation....He is the chanakya of politics and mastered the way to cover his failure

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  • Dr Mohan Prabhu, LL.D, QC, Mangalore (Kankanady)/Ottawa, Canada

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    To the three points that are proposed to be raised with the Supreme Court, the government must also add "constitutionality" (freedom of religion) whether a ban in the guise of reform to the pernicious practice of triple talaq is constitutionally permissible. Would it jeopardize the constitutional validity of the Hindu Marriage Act passed in 1956 (after the Constitution was proclaimed in force)? Wasn't it a reform of marriage by banning the pernicious practice of polygamy permitted by the Hindu religion prior to the enactment?

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Suratkal/ M'lore/Bahrain

    Sun, Feb 05 2017

    Now i wish that pm ji take some strong steps towards and even more strong steps on issue of rape and human trafficking.

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  • Antony Cony, Karkala

    Sun, Feb 05 2017

    Which is more socially backward and more harmful to the society

    Castism or Triple Talaq ??

    Before daring a question to Akilesh can you dare to ask questions to Brahmins about Castism ??
    When you can take major step to implement it, After election or after another century ?

    Every society has limitations. It is not the election time to fix it just to divide the minority community on the gender basis for their votes sake. A politician can't be a sociologist during the election time.

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  • SMR, Karkala

    Sun, Feb 05 2017

    Centre is only interested in contentious issue rather than women empowerment. There are many commissions were set up to study minority upliftment but none had been implemented so far.

    There are many issues such as unemployment, pay inequality, prostitution, dowry, abuse is raising in India. It own ruled state of Madhya Pradesh recorded highest number of rapes in India.

    If party respect the dignity of women minority women , why there are no Muslim women representation in its own Ministry? Why there are not single ticket allocation to Muslim women in 5 states assembly?

    BJP is only try to ignite the Muslim community for vote bank politics. This is just one of the early tests of RSS lab to check the patience of the community for political benefit. By provoking the community BJP is waiting for the wrath of God which no one can escape.

    Jai Hind

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  • Santan Mascarenhas, Kinnigoli/Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 05 2017

    Modiji, along with this issue, please bring some law that will help those innocent women left by their cruel husbands without talaq.

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  • kas, Mangalore

    Mon, Feb 06 2017

    Before looking at others, Modi himself has to look at his face / life first .....

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  • Tom Cat, Mumbai

    Sun, Feb 05 2017

    Govinda Govinda in UP election , why not implement before election and prove you have 52inch chest. The country is down , business is down , production is down , currency devalued , indians made to beg for money that is rightfully theirs. Never again congress or bjp.

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