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Cong against political mileage on triple talaq, says matter

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said no attempt should be made to take political mileage from the 'triple talaq' issue, noting the matter was sub-judice.

spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi said the party stood by its commitment towards women empowerment and equality for women and would abide by the Supreme verdict in the case.

"The has always been in the forefront of gender reforms... The has always stood for gender justice for Muslim women.

"The Supreme is seized of the matter. The matter is sub-judice. There is no reason to preempt it, influence it, overpower it or sensationalise the verdict. There should not be any attempt to derive political capital from it," he said.

Singhvi said late Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru waged a war against his own party to bring about changes in family with Vallabhai Patel joining and backing him in doing so.

He said even the previous of Prime Minister gave greater rights to women.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 22:42 IST