NDA will ban triple talaq
Union Urban development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday stated that the NDA government will defend the rights of Muslim women in the form of a legislation if the Muslim community will continues the practice of triple talaq.
Vijayawada: Union Urban development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday stated that the NDA government will defend the rights of Muslim women in the form of a legislation if the Muslim community will continues the practice of triple talaq.
Addressing a party gathering here, Naidu expressed the NDA government’s strong resolve to ban triple talaq in the interest of Muslim women while stressing the need for uniform civil code.
Andhra Pradesh Health Minister Dr Kamineni Srinivas has arranged a ‘Meet and Greet” programme on his election as the president of the Governing council of united nations- Habitat. Venkaiah Naidu has been recently elected the president of the World Body.
He defended the Centre’s stand against triple talaq, citing the legislations enacted by the successive governments to ban the evil practices of sati, dowry and child marriages. When the Hindu society accepted reforms intending to put an end to certain social evils, why not the Muslims.
“People are people and human rights cannot b vary from religion to religion and from caste to caste”, he said. “Our government will not hesitate to protect the rights of Muslim women if situation warranted”, he stated.
“It is for the society to take up the issue and it will be good if the (Muslim) society itself changed the practice. Otherwise, a situation may arise where the government will have to bring in a legislation (banning triple talaq),” Mr. Naidu asserted.
He further added, “This is not to interfere in anybody’s personal matters, but at the same time it’s a question of justice to women. All women should have equal rights. Equality before law...that’s the issue”.