People mum on triple talaqare like criminals: Adityanath

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 18 Apr 2017 09:05:43



He also advocated implementation of a common civil code in the country

A DAY after Prime Minister Narendra Modi called for ‘justice’ to Muslim women facing triple talaq, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said people sitting silent on the issue are equally to be blamed as criminals for the condition of divorced women.

“These days there is a new debate in the country. Some people are maintaining a silence on this issue. This reminds me of the scene in the Mahabharata in which Draupadi is being disrobed in an assembly and she asks a question to the gathering as to who is responsible for this?” he said.
“...No one was able to utter even a single word. At that time Vidur said people who have committed the crime, those who are the accomplices and those who maintained silence on this issue are equally responsible,” Adityanath said, referring to the practice of ‘triple talaq’. He made these remarks at an event to mark the 91st birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Chandrashekhar.

Adityanath also called for an end to the Muslim practice of ‘triple talaq’ and advocated implementation of a common civil code in the country.
His remarks came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a strong pitch against the divisive issue of ‘triple talaq’, insisting that the exploitation of Muslim women should end and justice be done to them.

Modi had, however, deprecated any attempt at creating a
‘conflict’ within the Muslim community on the issue and suggested tackling it through social awareness. Adityanath also said that politics should be practised under the constitutional limits and pointed out that the late Chandrashekhar was also a votary of common laws.

The Chief Minister said Chandrashekhar had the courage to speak the truth even if it was bitter and that despite being a socialist by heart he was a spiritual man as well.
The Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh has already said that it would get a referendum conducted among Muslim women on the issue of triple talaaq.