May take step to ban triple talaq after UP polls, says govt

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has said the govt will take action to ban triple talaq after UP polls.
triple talaq, UP polls, Ravi Shankar Prasad
India TV Politics Desk Ghaziabad 05 Feb 2017, 08:42 PM IST

The Centre has said that it is committed to ending the "evil social practice" of triple talaq and may take a major step to ban the practice after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. 

Union law minister and senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad today asked Samajwadi Party, Congress and BSP to make their stand clear on the contentious issue.

"The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot coexist," Prasad said at a press conference here. 

"I want Akhilesh Yadav, Rahul Gandhi and Mayawati to clarify their stand on the issue of triple talaq. Our (BJP's) stand is very clear. The issue is not related to religion but involves respect and dignity of women," he added.   

He had yesterday said that govt may take a major step to ban triple talaq after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. 

Speaking at a press conference here yesterday, Prasad said the tradition denies respect for women and it needs to be banned. 

"The government may take a major step to ban triple talaq after the UP Assembly polls," he said. 

The central government is committed to end the "evil social practice", he said, adding that it will raise the issue in Supreme Court on three points. 

Prasad said this issue is not related to religion but involves respect and dignity of women. The government respects faith but worship and social evil cannot coexist, he added. 

"We are the only party which respects women. Neither do other parties offer a good place to women nor do they respect them," the BJP leader claimed. 

The minister attacked Bahujan Samaj Party, saying it should rise above caste politics and respect women. 

 
 
 

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