The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modis's plea for a complete ban on triple talaq echoed sentiments of lakh of Muslim women, who have been running from pillar to post seeking justice and an end to the menace.
"Triple talaq has been done away with Islamic countries as well. When our Prime Minister talks about equality for women and ensuring that every women is given respect in marriage, it is not a sentiment which is echoed only by him. Lakh of Muslim women in India have registered the case in courts asking for dignity," BJP leader Shaina NC told ANI.
"And I am glad that our Prime Minister has had the political will to take this decision to a logical conclusion, because in the 21st century no woman is a commodity to be told talaq thrice and finish off her life," she added.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister Modi said that justice should be given to Muslim women by eradicating the practice of triple talaq in the country.
"Our Muslim sisters deserve justice. We should try to solve this issue at the district level. We should also proceed on the formula of a new India. We can't simply move forward on a slow pace, but charge ahead with full speed," he said during the BJP National Executive Meeting here.
During a discussion on the National Commission for Backward Classes, the Prime Minister suggested that the party should hold conferences for 'backward Muslims'.
A five-judge constitution bench of the apex court will start hearing from May 11 the petitions against triple talaq.
The court will hear pleas filed by several Muslim women challenging the practice under which men can divorce their wives instantly by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice.
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