Amid a legal fight between a department of Muslims and All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) on triple talaq, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday encouraged the political parties not to politicize the issue and said that all Muslim women have equal rights. Triple talaq was also termed by him as an unjust practice.
Modi said, "It is the responsibility of the government and the people of the state to give justice to Muslim women under the Constitution."
“Is it reasonable for a man to say ‘talaaq’ thrice over a Muslim girl’s life and the phone to be ruined? This issue shouldn’t be politicized,” said PM Modi at a rally in Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh).
“I request individuals who participate in TV arguments to not make girls rights a Muslim-Hindu issue. Girls is a development issue. The debate should be between Muslims who desire those that don't need reforms and reforms,” he included.
PM Modi's remarks come a day after AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi had accused him of "converting the triple talaq dilemma into a political tool" ahead of assembly elections in some states.
"Around 7.36 crore Muslims are married in the country, and they've not divorced. Hardly one per cent of Muslims has gone for 'talaq.'