Appeasement Politics Behind Continuance of Triple Talaq: Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday, 18 August, that the politics of appeasement, which led to the Partition, was the reason for the continuance of the "evil practice" of triple talaq for so long.
Speaking at an event in Delhi, Shah defended the law criminalising triple talaq, asserting that it establishes gender equality.
"Some people level allegations against BJP government that such action is anti-Muslim. I want to make it clear that this is only and only to benefit Muslims," he said.
It was a "nightmare" for crores of Muslim women who were denied of their rights, he said.
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Referring to the Rajiv Gandhi government's decision to bring a law to overturn the Supreme Court judgment in the Shah Bano case, he said it would be considered a "black day" in the history of Parliament.
There is no doubt in the minds of those favouring triple talaq and those opposing it that it was an "evil practice", and people should welcome moves for eradication of any evil practice, but there is opposition in case of triple talaq, Shah said.
"The politics of appeasement is responsible for it," he claimed, adding that such kind of politics has been a hurdle in the path to achieve development and social cohesion in the country.
Some parties are in the habit of coming to power on the basis of vote-bank politics and that's why such an evil practice is continuing, Shah said.
The home minister was speaking on 'Abolition of Triple Talaq: Correcting a Historic Wrong' at an event organised by the Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation in the national capital.
The legislation to criminalise instant triple talaq was passed by the Parliament in the last session.
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