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Muslim Board politicising the issue of ‘triple talaq’, says Venkiah Naidu


Why do they talk about border security? Why they make political comments on PM Modi? asks the minister

New Delhi: The centre on Friday hit out at the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (ALMPLB), accusing the latter of politicising the issue of triple talaq.

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“People are confusing the Triple Talaq with Uniform Civil Code. The government is not in a hurry to implement Uniform Civil Code. There needs to be a debate on this and people can put forth their point of view,” Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu said.

“Why is the Muslim Law Board talking about border security? Why make political comments on PM Modi? If you want to boycott Law Commission, then it’s your choice but don’t force your view on others and don’t make it political.  Boycotting debate is not democracy,” he said.

Naidu said the core issue is gender justice and not political.

“Equality for all’ is our motto and it’s a common code of Constitution,” he said.

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The Minister’s reaction came a day after the AIMPLB strongly opposed the government’s move saying “it is not good for India.”

The Muslim body was particularly scathing in its attack at the Centre over the triple talaq system, which the Government had earlier said is not an integral part of the religion.

The AIMPLB has declared it will boycott the Law Commission’s questionnaire, sent to the public to seek public opinion on triple talaq and other anti-women practices across religions.

Calling the Law Commission questionnaire a “fraud,” the Muslim Law Board said that the law commission is acting at the behest of the Centre, which last week opposed the practice of triple talaq in the Supreme Court and said it can’t be regarded as an essential part of religion.

The triple talaq provision allows a Muslim man to divorce his wife by merely pronouncing talaq thrice or saying it three times simultaneously in three sentences.

– India Blooms News Service

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